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

Callout 784

Callout 784

Following reports that a partially capsized Canoe was spotted at the Fisherman’s Co-Operative on the River Bann, LNR flood and swift water rescue teams were tasked at 19:59 to investigate and conduct a search of the immediate area.

Our teams launched flood and swift boats from the slip at Toome canal and retrieved the canoe from its trapped location. When the canoe was secured an extensive search of the water, rivers edge and surrounding area took place.

Also on scene were Police Service of Northern Ireland and Coastguard teams whom joined the search effort from land and air. Crew were then stood down shortly after midnight.

Vehicles & Boats returned to base, where they were washed, and refuelled ready for our next tasking.

We would also like to thank the members of Mid Ulster Canoe & Kayak club who also assisted in the search.