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Enniskillen (Carrybridge) Lifeboat goes to the aid of a 36 foot cruiser which was rapidly taking on water.

Volunteer crew from Carrybridge Lifeboat Station were tasked at 7.04pm to a 36 foot cruiser which was rapidly taking on water on the Ardhowen side of Enniskillen. The Lifeboat launched at 7.15pm and on arrival found the vessel had made it back to their own jetty but was still taking on a lot of water with the aft cabin flooded and water in the engine room. The crew set up their salvage pump to successfully refloat the vessel and manage the flow of water entering the vessel until it was handed over to a Marine Company who towed it back to their marina at Carrybridge whilst using their own salvage pump to stem the flow of water entering the vessel. Carrybridge Lifeboat escorted the vessel and then returned to station.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland