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Fishguard RNLI lifeboat called out to look for divers

Lifeboats News Release

The Fishguard RNLI all-weather lifeboat Blue Peter VII was launched on Sunday (17 July) at 1.52pm after a request from the Coastguard to assist two divers near Dinas Head.

The divers had surfaced approximately one mile northwest of Dinas Head and although they had inflated safe marker buoys, there was no sign of the dive support boat.

Soon after the Fishguard lifeboat was launched in good weather conditions with a slight sea and light south-westerly wind, the dive support vessel appeared.

The RNLI lifeboat with its volunteer crew on board was stood down and returned to station at 2pm.

RNLI media contacts:

For more information contact Rick Mabey, Fishguard RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07785 953251 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

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