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Nine rescued by Red Bay RNLI after vessel hits submerged object and takes on water

Five adults and four children have been rescued by the lifeboat crew from Red Bay RNLI after their vessel hit a submerged object this afternoon (Sunday 17 July) and started taking on water, near Fair Head, Ballycastle.

Lifeboat crew from Red Bay RNLI in Cushendall were requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard at 12.50pm. The volunteer lifeboat crew located the vessel, which was taking on water and took all nine people onboard the lifeboat.

The rescued group were taken to Ballycastle Harbour and delivered into the care of the local Coastguards before lifeboat crew returned to the vessel.

Once back on scene, two volunteer lifeboat crew were transferred onto the craft with a salvage pump to stem the ingress of water and once the vessel was deemed safe, it was towed to safety.


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