Callout 759

Posted on Sunday Oct 24, 2021

Lifeboats tasked at 15:26 by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a missing windsurfer. First informant said they lost sight & had scanned the area with binoculars before contacting the coastguard. Crews quickly deployed & conducted a search of the nearby bays before safely locating the casualty who had managed to get back on his board. Crews spoke with the casualty who was tired, but otherwise in good health. The casualty was happy to make his way back to shore under his own power while crews escorted him into safe water where he received casualty care from the waiting coastguard team.
Crews returned & refuelled at 16:30 and boats made ready for next tasking.
Thanks to the first informant for raising the alert & for providing very accurate location data.