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Larne RNLI inshore lifeboat called out twice over two days

Rnli larne inshore lifeboat Terry

Larne RNLI were requested to launch on June 2 to reports of a small inflatable boat that had broken down between the maidens lighthouse and Larne harbour with two people onboard.

The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat, Terry, into a moderate sea and made their way towards the casualties reported location.

Establishing that the persons onboard were safe and well, a tow line was attached to the casualty boat and they were towed into the safety of Ballylumford harbour.

On June 4, the inshore lifeboat was requested to launch to reports of a person in the water at Browns Bay in Islandmagee.

The lifeboat launched quickly and the volunteer crew made their way to the reported location. Upon arrival it was discovered that the reported casualty was taking part in snorkelling and was safe and well, with no assistance required.

Larne Lifeboat’s Operation Manager, Jonathan Shirley said:

“We will respond to all calls to ensure that everyone is safe at sea. Our regular training ensures that our volunteer crew are prepared for a wide range of scenarios. Remember, if you see anyone in difficulty at sea, call the coastguard on 999 or 112.”


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