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Portaferry RNLI Rescues Two Men From Drifting Motorboat
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The Portaferry Lifeboat was called out this evening (Wednesday 24 June) to the aid of two men in Strangford Narrows on Strangford Lough, County Down.

The Portaferry Blue Peter 5 Atlantic 85 class rescue RIB in action.

The Portaferry Blue Peter 5 Atlantic 85 class rescue RIB in action.

The call was received at 7.08pm and the volunteer lifeboat crew were on the water promptly at 7.13pm.

The two men were in a 5-metre motor boat which had lost power and was drifting in the area known as the Strangford Narrows, a stretch of fast moving water which runs between the towns of Portaferry and Strangford and experiences extremely fast tidal flows.

It was a clear evening with good visibility and calm seas, which allowed the RNLI volunteers to arrive on the scene in a matter of minutes.

A line was then attached to the broken down motor vessel and the two men were towed a short distance to safety into Strangford.