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Video: Dolphins follow yacht rescued by Larne RNLI off the Antrim coast


Larne RNLI rescued two men on Wednesday after their yacht got into difficulty off the Antrim coast.

The 30ft yacht, with two men onboard, had got into difficulty two miles east of Muck Island after its propeller got tangled on fishing nets.

The lifeboat under Coxswain Frank Healy launched immediately and made its way to the scene.

Once on scene, the volunteer lifeboat crew observed that the yacht which had been on passage between Bangor and Campbeltown had got its propeller tangled on fishing nets. A lack of wind had left the sailors with no means of moving forward.

The lifeboat crew worked to establish a towline and proceeded to take the vessel under tow to Larne Lough where it was met by Larne’s inshore lifeboat which assisted in helping the yacht onto a mooring.

Dolphins that were in the area at the time also guided the vessel into the harbour.

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