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Long-Standing Member of East Belfast Yacht Club Dies After Boat Capsizes Off Carrickfergus

29th August 2022
File image of East Belfast Yacht Club in the shadow of the iconic cranes at the Harland & Wolff shipyard
File image of East Belfast Yacht Club in the shadow of the iconic cranes at the Harland & Wolff shipyard Credit: Albert Bridge/Geograph

RTÉ News reports that a 94-year-old man has died in what the PSNI are calling a “tragic growing incident” after his boat capsized in Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland on Sunday (28 August).

Jim Allen, a long-standing member of East Belfast Yacht Club, had been with a friend on a yacht that launched from the club on Sunday afternoon when he made a Mayday call around 3pm reporting that the vessel was taking on water.

It’s understood that the yacht quickly capsized about 2.4km off Carrickfergus, near Greenland. Allen’s friend, a man in his 70s, survived the incident and was treated by emergency services at the scene.

RTÉ News has more on the story HERE. Team

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