Portrush RNLI crews in exercise with Sikorsky helicopter

BOTH Portrush lifeboat crews took part in an exercise with an Irish Coastguard Sikorsky helicopter.

They landed at the tennis courts at Ramore Head and brought Portrush to a standstill on Sunday, March 4. A

fter giving Portrush volunteer lifeboat crew a tour of the helicopter, they joined the two lifeboats for an exercise, winching three crew members off the all-weather Lifeboat and dropping them off again.

The sea was very choppy which added to the realism of the event and both crews learned a lot from the experience.

The exercise ended at 5pm when the helicopter took off to do a night exercise with Arranmore Lifeboat Crew.