THE RNLI lifeboat on Arranmore is back on service – a week after a positive Covid-19 case was detected among the team.
The volunteers have announced a full return to service as of 9pm tonight (Wednesday).
The team was stood down last Tuesday after a member tested positive for the virus after taking part in an exercise. The rest of the crew went into self-isolation before being tested for Covid-19. The lifeboat was given a deep clean, as well as all crew kit and the station.
Other local RNLI stations in Donegal were on stand-by for search and rescue cover for the past week.
A statement from Arranmore RNLI tonight confirmed that the station is operational again and said: “The RNLI is grateful to the lifeboat crew and station management on Arranmore Island and to the public and sea-faring community for their support during this time.”