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

Callout 762

Lifeboats were tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 17:53 to a person in the water at Gawley’s Gate.

Lifeboats were launched immediately and proceeded to the area. 

While on route to the casualty our crews were updated by coastguard that the person had been retrieved by another person on a personal watercraft and taken to the slipway at Gawleys gate. 

Our team proceeded to the slipway were they provided medical assistance until Northern Ireland Ambulance Service arrived at the scene. 

The boats then returned to base and made ready for the next tasking