Following their recent AGM the new Board of Lough Neagh Rescue has announced their approved plans for a lifeboat station to be located beside Antrim Council’s slipway into the Sixmilewater River.
Lough Neagh Rescue was established in 1990 following the tragic death of David Gray jnr. His father David Gray snr. set about progressing a lifeboat service for Lough Neagh that resulted in two stations being set up, one based at Kinnego Marina, Lurgan, and the other at the Battery Harbour, Ardboe.
With the implementation of the new station at Antrim, Lough Neagh Rescue will then have a triangulation of stations around the shores of Lough Neagh that will not only improve their already impressive response times to any callout but will leave the Lough better covered than ever in the event of a major incident.
Lough Neagh Rescue is a registered charity funded by local councils around the Lough and by public donations. All members are volunteers who undertake continuous training and dedicate their time and efforts to saving lives on Lough Neagh.
Lough Neagh Rescue will be part of the Boat race in Antrim this year, why not come along for a great family day out, and show your support!