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

Callout 557

HMGC paged LNR at 6.50pm to a 21ft yacht with 6 persons on board which had ran aground in the vicinity of Gawleys Gate. Both Lifeboats from Ardboe and Kinnego attended to the yacht. 5 of the yacht crew were transferred onto the Ardboe lifeboat while Kinnego lifeboat established a tow line and with a short tow managed to free the vessel with the skipper on board to a safe berth. All 6 casualties were handed into the care of the Lough Neagh Coastguard team which was on scene. Both lifeboats returned to base.