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

Callout 793

Callout 793

Lifeboats and shore teams were tasked at 02.47am by Belfast Coastguard to reports of an Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) that was emitting a signal in the South East of Lough Neagh.

Our teams launched and proceeded to search the areas highlighted by Belfast Coastguard. Following searches of Throwagh Bay, Derryadd Bay, Croaghan Flat, Phil Roes Flat, with nothing seen Irish Coastguard Rescue 116 helicopter also joined the search and was able to narrow the search area to Kinnego Marina. 

Our shore teams alongside Lough Neagh Coastguard Rescue Team‘s searched around the marina and alongside the shore. 

Portaferry Coastguard Rescue Team also attended the scene with specialist equipment and were able to locate the EPIRB which was malfunctioning. Following this confirmation that there was no danger to life all LNR units were stood down at 09.00am and returned to base. 

All assets were cleaned and refuelled ready to the next tasking.