Lough Swilly RNLI was in action yesterday following two incidents off the coast around Donegal.
Three people were brought to safety after a boat breakdown off the north coast.
The all-weather lifeboat was paged at 17.07pm by Malin Head Coast Guard to assist a small fishing boat that had developed mechanical problems five nautical miles off Horn Head. The volunteer crew successfully towed the boat with three persons on board to the safety of Ballyhoorisky pier.
Watch footage from the operation by Greg McDaid here:
Following this, the crew were returning to Buncrana when the pagers went off again at 20.12pm.
The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard after reports of a man missing off Portsalon on a small punt. After an extensive search by both boats and the Coast Guard, the search was called off. Both boats returned to Buncana and Ned’s Point to refuel and make ready for service.
“We would like to thank Mulroy Coast Guard boat and shore crew for their assistance on both shouts today,” a Lough Swilly RNLI spokesperson said.
“If you’re in difficulty or see someone in or on the water in trouble please dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.”