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

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  • Billy Mullen

    Billy Mullen

    It is with great sadness that Lough Neagh Rescue announce the death of their patron and co-founder Billy Mullen. Billy served in Lough Neagh Rescue for over 25 years and during his time was a long serving Coxswain, saving the lives of countless people. From wiring the first lifeboat in the service and using his […]


  • Callout 829

    Callout 829

    Lough Neagh Rescue volunteers and our colleagues from the Community Rescue Service and Sky Watch have been working tirelessly from Wednesday 20th December 2023 to locate a missing person from the Antrim town area. Volunteers will continue our searches over the festive period as well as remaining on call to assist in other emergency taskings.


  • Callout 828

    Callout 828

    Flood and Swift Water Response teams tasked at 21:53 on Tuesday night to Portadown to provide aid during the ongoing flooding in the region. The teams conducted assessments of affected residences and extended offers of assistance to residents who desired to evacuate their homes. Additionally, the crews collaborated with the Department for Infrastructure teams to […]


  • Callout 827

    Callout 827

    Crews tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 16:59 to an incident at Rea’s Wood. Crews attended and were stood down once the incident was resolved.


  • Callout 826

    Callout 826

    Crews tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 20:57 to an incident at Toome.  Crews attended and were stood down once the incident was resolved.


  • Callout 825

    Callout 825

    Lifeboats tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 23:16 to a vessel appearing in difficulty near Rams Island. As crews arrived at the station we received confirmation the vessel was not in difficulty. Crews stood down, ready for our next tasking.


  • Callout 824

    Callout 824

    Our crews were tasked at 22:01 to reports of a 21ft speed boat with two persons onboard that had lost power and drifting somewhere between the River Bann and Maghery. Boats made good speed and located the drifting vessel. After a thorough check, we commenced the tow, bringing the boat back to Maghery where it’s […]


  • Callout 823

    Callout 823

    Our crews were tasked at 5:38 AM By Belfast Coastguard to reports of a missing person in the River Blackwater in Moy Area Crews quickly responded with Lifeboats, Swiftwater, and shore teams on scene. We are pleased to inform you that the missing person has since been located.


  • Callout 822

    Callout 822

    Our crews were tasked at 17:31 to an incident on the River Blackwater.  Crews quickly responded with Lifeboats, Swiftwater, and shore teams on scene. After the incident was resolved crews returned to station & prepared the lifeboats for their next tasking.


  • Callout 821

    Callout 821

    Lifeboats tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 13:09 to a report of Mayday VHF transmission of unknown location. Crews quickly responded and a thorough search of Lough Neagh was performed by the LNR Lifeboats for several hours. Nothing was found and the search was called off. Afterwards crews returned to station & prepared the lifeboats for their next tasking.