Gardai in Ballinrobe are seeking public assistance in locating a number of items stolen from a rescue boat in Lough Mask in Cong over the last number of days.

A Yamaha motor boat engine and a GPS plotter were taken from the boat.

The theft occurred in an area adjacent to Lough Corrib and has resulted in the Corrib Mask search and rescue losing a vessel.

One of their crew went by on Saturday morning and noticed the Yamaha outboard engine was taken along with a Lowrance GPS system, the equipment is valued at €10,000.

Vincent Heneghan, the chairman of Corrib Mask search and rescue said they are devastated as the engine is used on their search and rescue missions and as a result of the theft they are off board.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Ballinrobe gardai at 094 9542830



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