Callout 599

Posted on Thursday Aug 11, 2016

At 19:24 HM Coastguard tasked LNR to a yacht with 5 persons on board that has run aground in Antrim Bay. All three lifeboats where launched. Upon arrival it was discovered that there were 2 yachts which had got into difficulty. Antrim Lifeboat was first on the scene and secured the first yacht before Ardboe & Kinnego Lifeboats then arrived.
The second yacht was forced aground at the entrance of the Sxmilewater river. A tow line was established and the second yacht was pulled off the rocks and was then assisted by Ardboe & Kinnego lifeboats back into Antrim Harbour.
All casualties and vessels where safely back in harbour.
All lifeboats returned to base.