Callout 538

Posted on Saturday Aug 31, 2013

At 14:15 HMCG paged LNR to a report of a Flying 15 racing dinghy capsized, 2 persons in the water south of Tolans flat. Kinnego Lifeboat Launched. The 2 persons in the water were rescued by LNR crew on a nearby racing yacht and brought back to Kinnego Marina where they were transferred to the Lough Neagh Coastguard team. A 2nd flying 15 yacht which had also got into difficulty was taken on tow by the Kinnego Harbour Master RIB. Kinnego Lifeboat attempted to recover the capsized dinghy but was unable to do so due as the dinghy was completely inverted with the mast stuck in the bed of the lough and the weather conditions on scene had deteriorated significantly with a strong NW wind & waves from the wind swell. KLB was back in base at 16:30.