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Lough Neagh Rescue crews launch after vessel runs aground

Lough Neagh Rescue (LNR) was tasked on Saturday evening, July 2, to reports of a sailing vessel with two people onboard that had run aground at the entrance of the Six Mile Water in Antrim.

The crew launched at 6:13pm after being requested by HM Coastguard Belfast.

A spokesperson for LNR said:

“The lifeboats launched and made best speed to the casualty vessel. Upon arrival at the scene, the crew confirmed that those onboard the vessel were safe and well.

“Following this, a tow line was secured and the casualty vessel was towed to deeper water where it was released and was able to make its own way back into the river whilst escorted by our lifeboats.

“When the casualty vessel was safely tied alongside the jetty our lifeboats were stood down, returned to the stations and were made ready for the next tasking.”

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