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Yacht close to Rothesay requests assistance

Lifeboats News Release

Just as the evening meal was being served, Largs volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted to attend a yacht reported to be in difficulties close to Rothesay Bay.

Largs lifeboat was launched at 5.45pm on the evening of Monday 18th of July to the assistance of a yacht which was located west of Toward Point.

The yacht was found to have suffered engine failure and was taken in tow to nearby Rothesay harbour where she was safely moored.

The lifeboat returned to station and her crew back home for a late tea.

Alasdair Woods   RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer.

Media contacts

Alasdair Woods, Largs volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07860 632524, email alasdair.woods@btconnect.com

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 07786 668903, email richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

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