Crosshaven RNLI rescue yachtsman after vessel ran aground in fog
A major search was mounted on the south coast between Crosshaven and Kinsale after a lone Yachtsman broadcast a Mayday call that he was on the rocks at the ‘little Sovereign rock’.
Crosshaven lifeboat crew located the vessel aground in Rocky Bay. One volunteer lifeboat crew member swam to the yacht with a towline and retrieved the yachts anchor and line. The lifeboat crew then managed to refloat the yacht and tow it into deeper water. The tow was then handed over to Kinsale RNLI who towed the vessel to Oysterhaven
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Jon Mathers Jon Mathers Crosshaven RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel: 0862588714
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.