For emergencies on Lough Neagh and it’s tributary rivers call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Call out 488

HMCG requested launch to North Lough Neagh to a vessel with 6 POB.  Reports were sketchy as they were reportedly stranded on the Toome Bay sand banks, but were in fact picked up by life boat  south west of Skaddy Island,  a very dangerous area. The cruiser had hit Weisner Rock and sustained  a lot of damage to his out drive. The Life boat assessed damage, then towed vessel back to Ballyronan . ( 6 persons rescued)