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

Lough Neagh Rescue given Green light to use Blues

Official vehicles used by Lough Neagh Rescue have been permitted to use flashing emergency lights, following a change in legislation.

The Justice Minister, David Ford, said the group’s own vehicles would now be treated as a rescue service under police direction.

This has now been confirmed to us today by the PSNI, and marks a major step forward and recognition of the valuable contribution Voluntary Emergency Responders make on behalf of the community. This is a significant event, driven by NISAR (Northern Ireland Search & Rescue) of which LNR is a major partner.