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Coleraine Coastguard Attend 3 Incidents In One Day

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In a social media post a spokesperson for Coleraine Coastguard said

At 1550 on Tuesday 16th August the Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to Castlerock Strand following a report of a person in difficulty in the water.  Coastguard Officers on scene were able to confirm with the RNLI Lifeguards that the casualty was safe.


At 1656 Coastguard Rescue Officers from Coleraine, along with the Portrush All-weather lifeboat, responded to a report of a broken down speedboat off the Barmouth. The casualty vessel was towed to Portrush by the Lifeboat where the two sixteen year olds on board were given safety advice by the Coastguard Team.


At 1920 the Coleraine Team was again paged, following a report of from the RNLI Lifeguards of a female casualty with burns injuries on the East Strand Portrush. On arrival, the Coastguard Team discovered that the casualty had sustained painful injuries to both feet, following contact with a disposable barbecue. Coastguard Rescue Officers assisted a NIAS Rapid Response Paramedic with administering first aid, before carrying the injured woman by stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

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