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Ilfracombe RNLI Spring into action.

Lifeboats News Release

Ilfracombe RNLI were paged to service at 7.48am this morning (1 March) to a stricken fishing vessel eight miles west of Ilfracombe.

RNLI/Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe RNLI launching to fishing vessel

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.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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