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Larne Lough: Lifeboat rescues two men lost in the fog

By Linda Stewart

Published 02/10/2015

Two men have been rescued by lifeboat from a tiny island in Larne Lough after becoming lost in the fog.

The men were picked up by Larne RNLI in what were described as "challenging conditions" on Wednesday night.

They made an emergency call after their 14ft punt became lost in fog.

A volunteer crew was asked to launch the inshore lifeboat by Belfast Coastguard shortly after 8pm.

The men had become disorientated in the fog at Swan Island in Larne Lough.

Helmed by Pamela Dorman, the rescue vessel faced challenging conditions as visibility was very restricted, the RNLI said.

Once the casualties were located and deemed not to be in any immediate danger, a tow was set up and the lifeboat proceeded to return the vessel and its crew to the safety of Larne Boat Club slipway.

On Monday the Donaghadee crew spent eight hours afloat as part of a major search for a missing kayaker, who entered the water at Islandmagee on Monday afternoon.

The search was called off after 24 hours when no trace of the missing man could be found.

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