Donaghadee Lifeboat

Dinner time drama for Lifeboat crew

THE lifeboat crew had to drop their knives and forks to respond to a Shout at dinner time on Thursday night.The pager signalled an alert at 5.25pm just as they sat down for dinner. They dropped their knives and forks and sped to help a rigid inflatable boat with engine problems. The boat was in trouble a mile from Mew Island and had deployed its anchor. Once on scene the RIB had to cut free the anchor due to the strong tide running, a towline was attached and a course set for Bangor Harbour. The crew arrived in Bangor at 6.45pm where the RIB was recovered at the slipway. The Lifeboat crew were back on station for 7.15pm – in good time for supper.