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

Callout 834

Callout 834

Lifeboats tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 1:11am to reports of a vessel aground with 2 persons on board, approx. 2nm north of the Battery Harbour. 

Lifeboats launched and commenced a search before locating the casualty vessel a short time later.  The lifeboat made its way towards the casualty vessel and crew conducted a lee shore rescue. 

Upon taking the casualties on board the lifeboat crew provided blankets to help warm the individuals. A tow line was secured, and both the casualties and their vessel were brought safely to shore at the Battery Harbour.

Lifeboats returned to base ready for our next tasking.