Donaghadee Lifeboat

Lifeboat responds to missing aircraft alert

The Donaghadee Lifeboat was launched at 1.20pm today after a request from the Coastguard. Contact had been lost between ground staff and a small light aircraft making its way across the North Channel from Scotland to Ireland. The Saxon and volunteer crew was stood down within the hour after contact was established with the pilot who advised that no assistance was required.