Portrush Lifeboat Crew Back In Action

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The lifeboat crew were in action twice yesterday. On Monday 18th at 04.30 they were called to a rescue off the rocks a Portstewart, to a youth who was reportedly on the rocks. A helicopter was deployed with heat seeking equipment to assist. The person subsequently turned up safe and well.

The same evening evening at 22.30 hours the Coastguard requested a launch to Rathlin Island to bring a sick child off the island to Ballycastle. Cox Willie McAuley was at the helm on both occasions.

The crew agreed that it was good to be back in action on the new lifeboat the Margaret Joan and Fred Nye.


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