Donaghadee Lifeboat

Saxon stands by during air alert

Donaghadee’s All-Weather Lifeboat Saxon was launched at 4.00pm after a request from Belfast Coastguard. An inbound passenger flight reported a potential problem on its approach to George Best City airport. The flight landed safely and the lifeboat was stood down.

Lifeboat operations manager Alan Couser said: “The Saxon was launched as a precaution and thankfully was not required. The incident is a reminder that the RNLI is there to look to the safety of all those whose lives are at risk not just mariners and holidaymakers.”