No sign of boat reported adrift on Lough Derg

No sign of boat reported adrift on Lough Derg

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Photo: Lough Derg RNLI
Photo: Lough Derg RNLI

A search for a boat in difficulty on Lough Derg has been called off after nothing was found.

The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, based at Dromineer on the Tipperary shore, was alerted at 12.45pm by the Irish Coast Guard marine rescue coordination centre on Valentia Island in Kerry.

A member of the public had contracted An Garda to report a boat adrift by Williamstown Harbour on the Clare Shore. Gardaí passed the call onto the Coast Guard.

After and extensive search no boat found.

According to the RNLI, all boats in the area at the time were under way and making way.

The search was stood down shortly afterwards.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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