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

Callout 595

Both Ardboe & Kinnego lifeboats were tasked by Coastguard at 20:30 to a 30 ft vessel run aground at Tolans sound with 6 persons on board. Both lifeboats were quickly on scene in deteriorating conditions as strong winds were building. On Scene all casualty’s were on Tolans island but vessel was taken a battering. Both lifeboats decided to try and free the casualty’s vessel and with great success we managed to free the vessel to safe waters. It was then towed back to Kinnego marina to safe docking with all 6 casualty’s safely ashore also.
Both lifeboats then returned to base.