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Barmouth RNLI called out to jet boat in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

While on exercise at the start of the Barmouth to Fort William Three Peaks Yacht Race, the Barmouth Inshore Lifeboat was called out by HM Coastguard Holyhead at 2.01pm on 11th June 2016.

A report had been received that a 17 foot jet boat was experiencing engine difficulties one mile off Sunbeach Caravan Park, Llwyngwril.  As they were in the vicinity, the Barmouth RNLI ILB immediately proceeded to the location and took the Seadoo personal watercraft with three persons on board in tow and returned the boat and its occupants to Penrhyn Point, Fairbourne.


The Inshore Rescue boat returned to the station and was ready for service by 15.30.



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