Two people rescued off Malin Head after boat develops mechanical issues

Two people were rescued by Lough Swilly RNLI on Thursday morning after their boat developed mechanical issues.

Lough Swilly RNLI were paged on Thursday morning at 5.41am by Malin Head Coast Guard Radio to assist a fishing vessel situated three nautical miles off Malin Head.

The boat with two people onboard had developed mechanical issues and the crew safely towed it into Malin Pier before returning to Buncana to refuel and make ready for service.

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The RNLI has urged anyone who finds themselves in difficulty in or on the water, or who sees someone in trouble, to dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.

The boat experienced mechanical failure. Photo: Stephen Quigley.