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Carrybridge RNLI assist three people and a dog on a broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.45pm on Saturday 30 June, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards, and the station’s Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 26ft cruiser which had suffered engine trouble, close to the Cleenish Bridge, Upper Lough Erne.

Winds were South Westerly, Force 2. Visibility was good with clear skies.

The lifeboat and rescue water craft, arrived with the casualty vessel which had three people and a dog on board. The crew had deployed their anchor to avoid them drifting onto the shore and all were safe and well.

The volunteer crew assessed the vessel and its crew and everything was found to be ok. The lifeboat and rescue water craft crew then set up a tow line and took the vessel under tow back to its private jetty at Carrybridge. The lifeboat and rescue water craft departed the scene at 5.55pm.

Speaking following the call out, Chris Cathcart, Helm at Carrybridge RNLI said: ‘As we enjoy this current spell of good weather, we would remind all boat users before going afloat to carry out regular checks of their vessels. With the increase in water based activities we would ask all users to enjoy themselves but also to respect the water whilst out on the lake.’

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For more information please telephone Chris Cathcart, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07595895908, email chris.cathcart@btinternet.com or Stephen Scott, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07786228968, email srscott44@hotmail.com or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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