Carrybridge RNLI assist two people on grounded vessel near Inishcorkish Island
At 6.22pm on Saturday 14 July, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 26ft cruiser which had run aground close to Inishcorkish Island, Upper Lough Erne.
Winds were Southerly, Force 2. Visibility was good with cloudy skies.
The lifeboat arrived with the casualty vessel which had two people on board. The vessel had already refloated itself and both people on board were found to be safe and well.
The volunteer crew assessed the vessel and found that its means of propulsion had become damaged while aground. The lifeboat crew then set up a tow line and brought the vessel back to its mooring at Carrybridge. The lifeboat and RWC departed the scene at 7.46pm.
Speaking following the call out, Stephen Scott, Deputy Launching Authority at Carrybridge RNLI said: ‘Now that summer holiday is here we would ask all users to enjoy the fantastic waterway we have but also to respect the water. We would remind all users that before going afloat they should always carry a means of communication.’
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