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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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