Donaghadee RNLI launched today Friday at 14.25pm to go to the aid of three persons on board a jet ski aground on rocks off Ballywalter. Belfast Coastguard had requested the lifeboat to launch after reports that a jet ski had broken down with its engine fouled with seaweed.
The jet ski was aground off Long Rock when the lifeboat arrived on the scene. Coxswain Phillip McNamara launched the XP boat with two crew members on board, who were able to tow the jet ski off the rocks before transferring the three persons on board back to the safety of the lifeboat, they were then taken into Ballywalter harbour. The lifeboat returned to Donaghadee shortly after 4pm.