Callout 616

Posted on Monday May 8, 2017

At 14:12hrs HM Coastguard received a number of 999 calls from members of the public and tasked LNR to a broken down jet ski approx. 100meters outside The Six Mile Water – 1 person onboard.
The Antrim Bay Lifeboat launched whilst Ardboe & Kinnego lifeboats remained on immediate readiness.
The casualty tried to swim into shore and got tired, then returned to the jet ski and waited for assistance. The Antrim Bay Lifeboat recovered the casualty and brought him back to Antrim Marina.
The casualty did the correct thing by returning to the jet ski and waiting for assistance, it is advisable to always remain with the vessel (where possible) and ensure you have a line of communication to the emergency services if required.
Antrim Bay Lifeboat returned to base, Ardboe and Kinnego Lifeboats stood down.