Lough Derg RNLI Assists Yacht That Ran Aground Close To Church Bay

Image (c) Pat Flynn

A Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat assisted two people on the south-western Clare shore of Lough Derg yesterday.

At around 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon, Valentia Coast Guard requested the lifeboat with four on board to assist two people on a 37ft yacht that ran aground close to Church Bay.

The crew of the lifeboat established that all on board were safe, unharmed and wearing lifejackets, and the yacht was removed from the rocks and taken to it’s home harbour in Dromineer.


Liam Maloney, Deputy Launching Authority at Lough Derg RNLI advises boat users to study their charts when planning their passage and keep to the navigation routes.