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

Callout 565

While on routine training tonight at 19:50, Support 4 Flood/swift water rescue boat was carrying out an exercise around the Ballinderry River mouth when they came across canoeists on shore that seemed some what distressed. Shore crew and the boat crew went to check all was well when they discovered one male person to be suffering with hypothermia and not responding well. Crew quickly alerted Coast Guard and an ambulance was dispatched to the location. While waiting, crew treated the casualty. Ardboe lifeboat was requested on seen to assist with medical help and provided a stretcher. The casualty was then brought across woodland to the waiting ambulance and handed over to the paramedics.
All boats and crew returned to base.