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Cardigan Lifeboat crew rescues stranded visitors
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Lifeboats News Release
Author: Gemma Griffiths
On the afternoon of Thursday 16th August, the volunteer crew of Cardigan Lifeboat were paged and the D-class lifeboat was launched to reports of four people in difficulty up river.
The four casualties were located on a sandbank near the slip way in St.Dogmaels. They had been canoeing down the river when they became tired and unable due to strong winds to control or manoever the canoes to where they wanted them. Luckily they hit a sandbank and were able to tie their boats up on mooring buoys and wait for help.
The casualties were quite shaken up but were pleased and very grateful to be returned to the pontoon safely where the coastguard took care of them.
Cardigan Lifeboat Station are holding an open day on Sunday 26th August. Everyone is welcome to come down, check out the two lifeboats and tractor and of course meet the crew!
RNLI media contact
For more information contact Gemma Griffiths, Cardigan Lifeboat Press Officer on 07929 468433 or e-mail email@example.com.
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