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

Callout 808

Callout 808

Lifeboats tasked at 17:36 by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a vehicle which had entered the Sixmile water at Antrim Marina.

Once on scene it was established all concerned where accounted for with 1 individual having been assisted from the water by a passing Jetski and an individual on a water pedal bike. 

Crew helped provide medical assistance to another casualty along with our Colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service until crews from NIAS arrived and took over.

Also on scene was Antrim PSNI and our colleagues from Lough Neagh Coastguard Rescue team. 

Crews then anchored the car in the water to stop it from moving any further and which was later recovered and taken away. 

Special thanks to the quick thinking of the jet skier, the individual on the water pedal bike and those members of the general public who helped at the scene. A great team effort from all involved. 

Crews returned to base and made ready all assets to be on standby for future call-outs.

For emergencies of Lough Neagh and it’s tributary river dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.