Callout 690

Posted on Thursday Jun 18, 2020

LNR tasked at 17:36 by CGOC Belfast Coastguard to an EPIRB Beacon activation.
Lifeboats launched along with a shore team and carried out a search along the south of the Lough and were soon joined by Coast Guard helicopter 199 from Prestwick
The helicopter pinpointed the signal to a waste disposal facility just outside Portadown. The Lough Neagh Coastguard Rescue Team proceeded to the location and carried out a search for the EPIRB but were unsuccessful in locating it. With no life in danger we returned returned to base and refuelled for next tasking
Please dispose of EPIRB’s & PLB’s responsibly and don’t just simply throw in a bin.