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Busy Times for Lough Neagh Rescue

27th June 2021
A 30ft-cruiser with ten people aboard, six adults and four children, had broken down and required a tow
A 30ft-cruiser with ten people aboard, six adults and four children, had broken down and required a to

Come summer and Lough Neagh Rescue is busy on Northern Ireland waters.

The lifeboat was paged yesterday evening (Saturday 26th June) to a 30ft-cruiser with ten people aboard, six adults and four children, which had broken down near Rams Island.

The mile-long Ram's Island lies about one mile offshore from Lennymore Bay and Sandy Bay on the eastern shore of Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake by area in the British Isles at 392 square kilometres.

Lifeboats quickly launched and proceeded to the area where it came across the boat lying west of Rams Island.

Everyone was safe onboard, so a towline was set up and tow commenced to the 60 berth Sandy Bay marina, just opposite the island, where the boat was safely tied up along the jetty.

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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