Jet-skier receives medical treatment after Lough Neagh rescue

A person needed medical treatment after being rescued from Lough Neagh when a jet-ski ran aground and was sunk near Shane’s Castle at Antrim.

Lough Neagh Rescue reported on Tuesday morning that the drama unfolded after 5.30pm on Sunday.

The Lough Neagh Rescue Facebook page said: ‘Lifeboat’s paged at 17:33 at the request of Belfast Coastguard. This was to reports of an overdue jet ski with 1 person on board. Information received indicated the jet ski launched at Antrim Marina and had not been seen for over 2 hours.

‘Lifeboats from Antrim bay, Ardboe and Kinnego as well as our colleagues from the Lough Neagh Coastguard launched and searched along the western and northern shores of Lough Neagh.

‘Whilst searching the northern shore the casualty and jet ski where located in the Shane’s Castle area. The casualty was brought onboard the Antrim Lifeboat and transported swiftly to Antrim Marina, where first aid was administered until our colleagues in NIAS arrived.

‘Lifeboats then went and recovered the sunken jet ski. Unfortunately the Jet ski had run aground and began to take on water.

‘All Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for service.’

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