A call on training night - Abersoch RNLI launch to broken down motorboat

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI responded to a call to assist a broken down motorboat.

Martin Turtle

Abersoch ILB

Just as Abersoch RNLI lifeboat volunteers were saying goodnight to their children to go to their weekly training night their pagers went off! That was just after 6pm on Thursday (August 10).

Within 10 minutes Abersoch's inshore lifeboat was launched to reports of a broken down 18ft powerboat at anchor in Porth Ceiriad with two adults and two children on board.

All people on board were found safe and well. The Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew proceeded to tow the vessel back to its mooring at Abersoch. The people on board were then returned to the yacht club slipway.

Returning to station the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat The Peter and Ann Setten was refuelled and back on call. The Abersoch RNLI volunteers then continued with their weekly training night.

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For more information please contact Lee Oliver, Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07919 071577 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnil.org.uk.

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