Callout 629

Posted on Sunday Aug 20, 2017

Following a 999 call HM Coastguard tasked LNR at 17:15 to search for a vessel with 2 adults and 2 children on board which had hit rocks and was now aground North of Ballyronan Marina. All onboard were wearing lifejackets.
The Ardboe lifeboat launched and proceeded to the area. Upon arrival, a short search commenced and the casualty vessel was located in Rushy Bay. The Lifeboat proceeded with caution to the casualty vessel and when alongside transferred the 2 adults and 2 children onboard the lifeboat.
With the consent of the skipper a tow line was connected to the casualty vessel and the lifeboat proceeded to tow it into Ballyronan marina. The vessel was safely moored to the jetty and the persons on board the lifeboat handed into the care of the awaiting Coastguard team on shore.
The Ardboe lifeboat then returned to base.