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Yesterday (23rd July) Lough Neagh lifeboats were paged in the mid-afternoon by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a Personal Locator Beacon being activated. Lifeboats launched quickly and a search area within the Antrim Bay at the north end of the Lough was identified.

After a short search together with PSNI Helicopter P44 and a local training vessel, a 20ft sailing boat was spotted capsized with two people on board.

The casualty vessel was retrieved and taken back to its mooring on Lough NeaghThe casualty vessel was retrieved and taken back to its mooring on Lough Neagh

Both individuals were pulled from the water into the lifeboats where they were given medical treatment. They were brought ashore for further treatment by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Afterwards, the casualty vessel was retrieved and taken back to its mooring.

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