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RNLI battles storm to reach stricken boat off Donegal

FIVE fishermen had a lucky escape after their boat lost power during a storm off the Donegal coast yesterday (Saturday).

The alarm was raised at lunchtime by the crew of a Mayo-based crabber boat. They managed to put out a Mayday call just before the electrics
shut down.

The appeal for help was picked up by the Belfast Coastguard who in turn alerted Lough Swilly RNLI.

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In gales of up to 60mph they set off in search of the stricken vehicle. A rescue vessel from Portrush was also launched while a third
boat from Arranmore joined in the mission.

Fourteen hours after setting off, the teams managed to tow the powerless crabber into Rathmullan.

See tomorrow’s Donegal News for full story.

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