Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist two people after cruiser grounded on rocks by St. David’s in Dromineer Bay

At 15.00hrs on Saturday afternoon, April 6, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist two people on board their 31ft cruiser, after their boat grounded on rocks by St. David’s in Dromineer Bay.
The lifeboat launched at 15.13hrs with Helm Lian Knight, Ger Egan and Keith Brennan on board.  Winds were easterly, Force 2. The lifeboat was alongside at 15.17hrs. The two people was safe and unharmed.  An RNLI crew member was transferred to their boat to assess for damage. When it was established that the cruiser was not holed, it was taken off the rocks and towed out into safe water, where drives and steering were checked.  With all systems in full working order and with an RNLI volunteer still on board, the crusier was driven to Dromineer Harbour.
Lough Derg RNLI Helm Lian Knight, advises boat users to be aware that the ‘lake is down by about two feet and to extra take entering and leaving harbours’.

The Lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service again at 16.10hrs.

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