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Lizard RNLI lifeboat launched to becalmed yacht

Lifeboats News Release

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service shortly after 7am on Sunday 17th July to go to the assistance of a 37ft becalmed yacht which was on passage from Ireland with three people on board.

The yacht had suffered engine failure and was in a position of nine miles W of Lizard Point. Conditions on scene were described as flat calm with zero wind making it near on impossible for the yacht to sail.

A line was attached and the yacht was towed safely into Newlyn Harbour.

To find out more about The Lizard lifeboat station, visit the station website at www.thelizardlifeboat.org.uk or our Facebook page, The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station.

Notes to editors

The photograph shows the yacht on tow to Newlyn. Credit Johnny Bray.

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For more information about The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station news please contact the station’s Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: Lyndsay Bray on 01326290478 / 07976635173 or email lyndsaybray@yahoo.com  or Emma Haines, RNLI Public Relations Manager (South), 01752 8544457 /  07786668847 or email Emma emma_haines@rnli.org.uk

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