April 2011

Shouts, updates or news items from this month are shown below in descending date order.

Pictures of Raft Race

The Raft Race peole are appealing for photos from Raft races in years gone by for thier new web page....if you are happy to share, can you send to press@portrushlifeboat.com?
Much appreciated!!

Raft Race 2011

Hi Everyone
This year is the 30th Anniversary of Portrush CharityRaft Race. Dates are 28th and 29th May 2011 and there is a whole programme of events organised. Thanks once again to the Causeway Coast SPAR retail group...Martin Culbertson, Kenny Bradley and Wesley Wilkinson and the rest of the SPAR guys!

Need to get building folks as the big day is looming...............New Raft race website is being organised ...watch this space!!
More info to follow

Coming home after

Coming home after the latest rescue on 23rd April 2011. Crew members, Nathan Allan, Ben Wilson and Gary McLaughlin with the kayaks

Latest Rescue

Our latest rescue was to Portballintrae on Saturday 23rd April to rescue kayakers who got into difficulty with a North west wind and an ebb tide. This made it difficult for the kayakers to make it to shore. A number of people noticed the situation and dialled 999 and alerted the Coastguard.
Thanks to their vigilance Portrush Lifeboats were launched and both boats carried out a successful rescue.

Portush Lifeboat Station

Hi Everyone
We are updating our website, so by the summer 2011, we will have more info, pictures etc. e will have up to date information on shouts and rescues. Anything you'd like to see give us a shout on press@portrushlifeboat.com
Many thanks