Politicians from across Mid Ulster have commended the great work of Lough Neagh Rescue after the voluntary life-saving organisation gave a presentation to Mid Ulster Council.
A delegation of Sinn Fein representatives visited the charity’s Ardboe Station to find out more about the volunteers and how they provide the service.
Ronan McGinley, Michelle O’Neill, Francie Molloy and Joe O’Neill said they learned about Lough Neagh Rescue’s future plans and how their aim is to save more lives, making the lough a safer place for all.
Council group leader, Ronan McGinley said: “I had the privilege of touring the Ardboe station and saw first hand the great work the volunteers were undertaking.
“I was impressed by the motivation of those who operated the station and their skills and expertise.”
“When the representatives attended the council to present highlights of their work and outline their plans for the future the same passion and dedication was on display,” he continued.
“Although a bit more research was required for the committee to make fully informed decisions, I immediately requested a meeting with the charity to hear and learn more.
“It’s clear to see why Lough Neagh Rescue is considered as an equal among emergency services such as the ambulance and fire service.
“I hope the council will be able to continue working in partnership with the service, and I will work in whatever way I can to support its future development.
“The work they carry out is amazing. Alongside saving lives, they are developing the lough. I think it’s important to recognise the positive impact they are having in the Mid Ulster area.”