Lough Foyle lifeboat rescue

Lough Foyle lifeboat rescue

The Portrush Lifeboat was involved in the dramatic rescue of a fishing vessel that ran into difficulties near the mouth of Lough Foyle on Sunday. (PHOTO: Michael Thompson)

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter



PORTRUSH All-Weather lifeboat was involved in the daring rescue of a stricken fishing boat caught in near gale force winds at the entrance to Lough Foyle on Sunday (June 28) .

The RNLI volunteers were called in by the Coastguad at 3.40 pm following reports that a 24 foot angling boat was in difficulty.

On arrival at the scene the lifeboat crew established a tow line with the fishing vessel at 4.27pm approx. and proceeded at a slow speed back to Portrush Harbour.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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