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Bundoran Lifeboat assists broken down boat

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Bundoran Lifeboat assists broken down boat

The Bundoran Lifeboat William Henry Liddington accompanies the Killybegs Coast Guard rib and casualty vessel to Teelin. Photo: Laura Mc Nulty/Bundoran RNLI

On Sunday afternoon, May 28, the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was requested to assist a rib with four persons on board which had broken down off Malinbeg, close to Rathlin O’Beirne Island.

The alarm was raised around 3.45pm by a person on the land who called the Coast Guard at Malin Head.

The Bundoran lifeboat crew was requested to launch shortly afterwards with the Killybegs Coast Guard crew also tasked.

On arrival at the scene, the crew of the Killybegs Coast Guard had taken the rib with its four crew members under tow to Teelin Harbour.

The Bundoran Lifeboat accompanied both vessels to Teelin and then returned to Bundoran arriving around 5:45pm.