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Four people and a dog rescued by RNLI in early morning incident

An RNLI lifeboat attended the scene (stock picture)
An RNLI lifeboat attended the scene (stock picture)

Four people and a dog were rescued by the RNLI in the early hours of Thursday morning from a boat that had developed engine issues.

Carrybridge RNLI’s relief inshore lifeboat was launched at 12.40am towards Bellanaleck in poor conditions with patchy fog.

The boat with engine issues was then towed back to the Killyhelvin jetty.

Speaking following the call out, Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Carrybridge RNLI, advised all boat users: ‘‘Before setting out on your journey please have the relevant charts required, lifejackets for all on board and a means of calling for assistance if you find yourself in trouble.

"If you see someone in trouble on the water or are in difficulties yourself the number to dial is: 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.’"

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