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Capsized dinghy results in Fishguard RNLI lifeboat launch

Lifeboats News Release

Both Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat and its inshore lifeboat launched on the evening of 01 August after a dinghy was reported having capsized offshore from Newport Parrog

The lifeboats launched shortly after 6pm with full volunteer crews on a miserable wet evening at 6pm and headed towards Newport. En route it was established that the dinghy and its occupants were reported to be safely ashore after receiving assistance from a pleasure vessel in the vicinity. However the lifeboats continued on to the scene to ensure that everyone was truly accounted for and having done so they headed back to Fishguard docking at 6.40pm.

For more information contact Peter Kedward Fishguard Press Officer on 01348 872359.

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