Three marine rescues in last two days

Lough Swilly RNLI all weather lifeboat

Lough Swilly RNLI all weather lifeboat

The local Coast Guard and RNLI came to the rescue of a total of ten people over the last two days.

Two incidents took place at lunchtime today.

In the first, a boat with two people aboard broke down off Kinnegar beach just north of Rathmullen at around 12.30pm. The Lough Swilly RNLI All Weather lifeboat came to their aid, a spokesperson for Malin Head Coast Guard said. The stricken vessel was safely towed to Inch Pier.

Meanwhile, Ambulance Control requested assistance after a man who was kite surfing was injured. He was lifted up by the wind and crashed back down onto Tra Beg Beach, Downings. The man, who is in his early 20s, complained of lower back pain and could not walk.

Volunteers from Mulroy Coast Guard brought him to a place where the ambulance crew could reach him and he was taken to hospital.

Yesterday at 2.45pm, Greencastle Coast Guard came to the rescue after the engine on a boat with seven people aboard broke down near Magilligan Point in Lough Foyle. Greencastle CG towed the boat back to Greencastle harbour.




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