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

Callout 576

HM Coastguard paged LNR at 11:35 to a 30 ft motor cruiser in difficulty around 3 islands area of Toome bay. Ardboe Lifeboat quickly launched to that area with the assistance of Antrim Bay Lifeboat. Kinnego Lifeboat was put on standby. Unable to spot the vessel in that area Ardboe lifeboat extended their search area. Vessel was then found with 2 persons on board drifting close to rocks north of O’Neills flat. The vessel was then put under tow and safely brought to Antrim Marina as conditions were deteriorating with a strong east wind. Lifeboats returned to base at 13.20.