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

Callout 835

Callout 835

Lifeboats tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 6.00pm to reports of two persons in difficulty, close to Oxford Island. The casualties were on board an inflatable boat and an inflatable kayak at the time and could not get back to shore due to the weather conditions.

Lifeboats launched and made best speed to the tasking area and quickly located the boat with 2 persons on board, this was due to the casualties deciding to stay together.  

When on scene the lifeboat crew then took the casualties onto the lifeboat and brought them safely back to the jetty in Kinnego Marina. 

Lifeboats returned to base ready for our next tasking.