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Lerwick lifeboat launched to assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Lerwick Lifeboat was launched at 3.30pm on 1 July to attend the yacht Escape after it developed trouble with its propeller just over a mile east of Mousa.

The yacht, which had around six people on board, was safely towed into Lerwick by the Lifeboat, arriving at 5.45pm

RNLI media contacts:

Peter Kerr, Local Press Officer, Lerwick, 01595 693827, 07853 336596

Alan Tarby, Coxswain, 07764 223917

Or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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