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RNLI Larne launch to rescue man on jet ski

Larne RNLI were requested to launch last night, Friday 22 July, to reports of one male who’s jet ski had broken down.

Launching the inshore lifeboat, Terry, at 10.35pm in fading light conditions, the volunteer crew made their way towards the casualty’s last reported location close to Tweed’s Port.

Arriving on scene, the volunteer crew discovered the casualty on their jet ski, not far from the shore. After establishing that the casualty was safe and well, the lifeboat crew towed the jet ski back to the public slipway at Tweed’s Port, where it was recovered back to the shore.

Larne RNLI inshore lifeboat helm, Barry Kirkpatrick, said:

“The casualty did the right thing by contacting the Coastguard and asking for assistance and then staying with his jet ski.

“Remember that when you are going to sea to check your equipment and always make sure you have a way of contacting the shore or the coastguard. If you see anyone in trouble at sea, call 999 or 112, and ask for the Coastguard.”


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