Callout 615

Posted on Sunday May 7, 2017

At 20:20hrs whilst on scene on Callout 614 LNR was tasked to a speedboat with engine trouble in the vicinity of Coney Island, 5 persons on board without life-jackets. The casualty vessel was at anchor, however this failed and vessel started drifting towards shore.
The Kinnego lifeboat responded from Crumlin Marina and proceeded to the area, located the casualty vessel and secured a tow line. A lifeboat crew member then boarded the casualty vessel.
The casualty vessel was safely towed to Maghery and moored safely to the jetty. Kinnego lifeboat returned to base.
Safety advise was provided and we cannot stress enough the importance of a lifejacket or PFD whist on or around the water.