For emergencies on Lough Neagh and it’s tributary rivers call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Callout 731

Lifeboats paged at 16:43 and tasked to an 8 metre Cruiser with 5 persons on board – 3 adults and 2 children. The vessel was believed to have run aground south of Rams Island. Lifeboats launched and searched the area but with nothing seen, further information was relayed that the vessel was close to Tolans flat. The lifeboats made best speed to the area and located the casualty vessel hard aground. 2 adults and 2 children were taken on board our lifeboat and brought directly to shore and handed into the care of our awaiting shore crew. Our other lifeboat brought the casualty vessel with 1 adult remaining onboard to deeper water and escorted it back to Kinnego marina where it safely moored to the jetty.
All boats and equipment were cleaned, refuelled and made ready for the next tasking.