Lough Derg RNLI assist passengers on a 40ft cruiser ran aground by Hare Island

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Lough Derg RNLI  assist passengers on a 40ft cruiser ran aground by Hare Island

Lough Derg RNLI were called into action yesterday to assist two people after their 40ft cruiser grounded inside the red navigation mark by Hare Island shortly before 2pm on Thursday afternoon.

The lifeboat was launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard. 

The lifeboat, with helm Ger Egan, Owen Cavanagh and Delia Ho on board located the vessel at 1.50pm. 

Both passengers were found to be safe and unharmed and wearing their lifejackets.

An RNLI volunteer was transferred across to the casualty vessel where he checked that the vessel was not holed or suffered damage to its propellers or rudder.

The cruiser was taken off the rocks and continued its onward journey without further assistance from the lifeboat.

The lifeboat departed the scene at 2.11pm, and was ready for service again at 2.36pm

Lifeboat helm Ger Egan advises boat users to ‘enjoy the lake, but make sure you plan your trip and ensure you stay the correct side of navigation marks on the lake’