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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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