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Lough Derg is Ireland's second-largest lake and covers an area of 118 square kilometres
Lough Derg is Ireland's second-largest lake and covers an area of 118 square kilometres
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Abandoned upturned boat found on Lough Derg

A rescue team is searching the area for any survivors.
Aug 3rd 2012, 7:11 PM 14,222 16

A SEARCH IS continuing on Lough Derg in Tipperary after an upturned speedboat was discovered on the water

Colin Knight of Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat noted the upturned boat on Youghal Bay, close to Garrykennedy in Co Tipperary yesterday evening and the RNLI came alongside the speedboat at 9.50pm. They found that the boat had suffered extensive damage to the outdrive and propellers which they said was the kind of damage that occurs when the boat is actually sailing.

No-one was spotted near the boat and so a search of the area was launched with Killaloe Coast Guard joining the effort and the Irish Coast Guard’s search and rescue helicopter being called in to help.

Despite an extensive search of both the water and a volunteer and lifeboat crew search of the shoreline, no-one was found.

The lifeboat returned to base at 1am and the search began again at 5.30am today.

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