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

Callout 533

HMCG tasked Lough Neagh Rescue at 18:00 to a group of 16 canoeists in trouble near Blackers Rock on the Western Shore. All 3 lifeboats, Ardboe Lifeboat, Kinnego Lifeboat & Support 1 were quickly on scene and brought the casualties to Ardboe station where they were treated by the Ambulance Service.

Belfast Telegraph – Canoe drama parents hail Lough Neagh rescue heroes
MCA – Coastguard Press Release