4 persons reported overdue in a 16ft punt
having left Whiterock, Strangford Lough, earlier
in the day.
At the request of Belfast CGOC Portaferry
Lifeboat launched on service.
The lifeboat crew were preparing to commence
a search pattern from Whiterock to Ringhaddy
when the 4 missing persons were located safe
and well on Trasnagh Island following their
craft running aground due to engine problems.
4 persons taken to safety at Whiterock were
coastguards were in attendance.
Portaferry Lifeboat returned to station