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Lifeboat crews rescue five people after vessel ran aground

The vessel was able to continue on its journey. Credit: RNLI
The vessel was able to continue on its journey. Credit: RNLI

Carrybridge RNLI rescued five people in Co Fermanagh on Thursday after their boat ran aground.

The boat ran aground around one mile from Enniskillen's Share Discovery Village.

Carrybridge RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat at 3.29pm to respond to the incident.

Upon arrival they discovered the boat which had five people onboard, all were found safe and well and were wearing lifejackets.

The volunteer crew assessed the vessel and its passengers and found that they were ok and the vessel was not taking on water.

The lifeboat crew then set up a tow line and placed one lifeboat crew member onboard the casualty vessel. It was refloated and towed into deeper water.

The craft was checked for damage and all was found to be in order. The vessel with its five persons onboard was able to continue on its onward journey.

Stephen Scott Lifeboat Operations Manager at Carrybridge RNLI advised all boat users to respect the water.

"We would remind all users that before going afloat they should always carry a means of communication and to plan their voyage using relevant charts," he said.

"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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