Lough Ree RNLI the busiest station in Ireland for 2014

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Lough Ree RNLI was the busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year. According to figures released by the lifeboat charity the crew at Lough Ree launched 69 times in 2014 bringing some 142 people to safety.

Of the calls made last year, 20 were in relation to the three anglers from Northern Ireland who went missing last March. During that search the volunteer lifeboat crew were out day and night and weekends.

Speaking to the Athlone Advertiser Damien Delaney, Lough Ree RNLI Lifeboat operations manager, said that the reason the station, which is based in Coosan Point is busy is due to the large number of leisure craft on the lake.


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