Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assist a person on board a 26ft yacht

On Thursday evening March 17, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Toshiba Wave Warrior towed a 26ft yacht to safety after it agrounded as it tried to make for harbour.

At 18.27hrs on Thursday March 17 Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat, was requested to launch to assist a person aboard a vessel aground north of Kilgarvin Quay.  At 18.37 the lifeboat launched with helm Colin Knight, Eleanor Hooker and Ger Egan on board.  The lake was calm and with good visibility from the moonlight when night fell. The lifeboat came alongside the casualty vessel at 19.05hrs and found that the person on board was safe and unharmed.  The lifeboat took soundings in and around the entrance to the private harbour and having decided that there was not sufficient depth for the draft of the vessel, took the vessel off the sandbar and then towed her to the safety of the public harbour of Kilgarvin Quay a short distance away.

The skipper of the vessel thanked the crew of the lifeboat.  He said that he was ‘very glad you came out, I was preparing myself to sit here all night’.

The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service again at 20.50hrs
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