Six Rescued After Motorboat Runs Aground In Lough Derg

Photo © Lough Derg RNLI

Six people have been rescued after their 30 foot motorboat ran aground in Lough Derg.

Emergency services were alerted by people on board another boat at around 3.30 yesterday afternoon.

Clare FM’s Fiona McGarry reports:


The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched at around half past three yesterday afternoon after a 30 foot motorboat ran aground at the Corakeen Islands, near Dromineer Bay.

It was reported by two people on board another motorboat, who dropped anchor close by, after discovering that six people on board were in difficulty.

The lifeboat arrived on scene a short time later and found all six people to be unharmed and wearing their lifejackets.

After an inspection to ensure the boat wasn’t holed, the RNLI towed the motorboat off the rocks and into safe water.

Following another assessment, it was found that the cruiser had suffered damage to steering and rudder. The lifeboat the towed the cruiser the passengers and an RNLI volunteer on board back to the public harbour at Dromineer.

In a statment to Clare FM, Pat Garland, the Deputy Launching Authority at Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station, has advised boat users to “enjoy the lake” but to “make sure you stay on the navigation route”.