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Portaferry Lifeboat Rescues Dog Walker Stranded On Strangford Lough Island

7th March 2018
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The woman and her dog were safely transferred to shore by the Portaferry RNLI volunteers The woman and her dog were safely transferred to shore by the Portaferry RNLI volunteers Photo: RNLI/Portaferry

#RNLI - Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 6 March), a volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI was tasked to go the aid of a woman stranded on one of Strangford Lough’s many islands.

The woman had been walking her dog on Rough Island, a small island which lies just off Island Hill between Newtownards and Comber in Co Down.

The island is accessible on foot at low tide via a concrete causeway connecting the mainland to the small island. However, the woman had been cut off when the causeway became submerged by the incoming tide.

Weather conditions at the time were partly cloudy with good visibility, and the volunteer RNLI crew were quickly on scene.

The woman and her dog were then taken on board the lifeboat and transported the short distance to shore and into the safe hands of the waiting Bangor Coast Guard team.

MacDara Conroy

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