27/11/2019

RNLI Rescue Workmen From Strangford Lough

Three workmen have been rescued after becoming stranded on an island in Strangford Lough, Co Down.

An RNLI crew from Portaferry was launched shortly before 1.30pm on Tuesday 26 November to assist the men on Transnagh Island, where they had been working since the early hours of the morning.

As weather conditions deteriorated, the small boat they had used to get to the island became unsuitable for their return journey.
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RNLI volunteers transferred the men safely to shore, where they were met by the local coastguard.

Commenting on the call out, Graham Edgar, Portaferry RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: "While not in any immediate danger, the men certainly took the right course of action today calling for help once they realised that they could not get back to shore. We were delighted to help and would urge anyone considering going to sea to take all necessary precautions and respect the water."



(JG/CM)

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