Ilfracombe RNLI Spring into action.
Ilfracombe RNLI were paged to service at 7.48am this morning (1 March) to a stricken fishing vessel eight miles west of Ilfracombe.
The volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 7.58am and proceeded to the casualty, Green eye is a local fishing vessel who had unfortunately picked up some netting around her propellor and needed assistance.
The sea state was slight with good visibility and The Barry and Peggy High Foundation was on scene at 8.19am where upon a tow was attached and Green eye was safely brought back to harbour.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.