Cruiser runs aground on Lough Derg

Two people had to be rescued from Lough Derg yesterday after their cruiser ran aground in gale force conditions.

The alarm was raised at around 3pm when the pair were spotted on the boat which had lost power close to Terryglass.

The Irish Coast Guard marine rescue co-ordination centre at Valentia Island issued a radio alert to other vessels on the lake requesting anyone in the area to go to the vessel’s assistance.

It's believed the company which operates the cruiser sent a second vessel to the scene to assist and brought the occupants to safety in Terryglass.