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Fishguard RNLI lifeboat assists small boat

Lifeboats News Release

The Fishguard RNLI all-weather lifeboat was asked by the coastguard at 4.30 pm on 14 June to assist a dinghy with engine problems near Stumble Head.

The lifeboat launched at 4.43pm with the volunteer crew and located the 12ft vessel which had two persons on board half a mile north east of Stumble Head, attached a tow line and towed the boat back to Goodwick.

Sea conditions were slight with good visibility and wind speed was southerly force 3-4.

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For more information please contacts Rick Mabey, Fishguard RNLI Deputy 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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