Four rescued after cruiser runs aground on Lough Derg

Photo courtesy of Lough Derg RNLI

Four people were rescued after their boat got into difficulty on Lough Derg yesterday afternoon.

The RNLI went to the aid of a 36 foot cruiser which ran aground 25 feet from shore at Gortmore Point.

A lifeboat crew member boarded the vessel where they found three people on board, safe and unharmed.

A fourth person, a man, managed to swim to shore but was later reunited with his colleagues.

The boat’s propellors were damaged so its crew were put onto the lifeboat which brought them to Portumna.