Donaghadee Lifeboat

Lost child triggers storm launch

THE Saxon’s crew were paged by the Coastguard following reports of a missing child along the Seacliff Road in Bangor – during a Force 8 storm. Bangor’s inshore Lifeboat had already launched and was searching the coast in the poor weather conditions. The coxswain and crew in Donaghadee had just slipped moorings at 5.30pm and were preparing for a rough passage to Bangor when they received a call from the Coastguard informing them that the child had been found safe and well. A good outcome in some challenging conditions.