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Angle RNLI inshore lifeboat assists in rescue of stranded bullock

Lifeboats News Release

Angle RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched on Tuesday evening (May 2) to provide safety cover to a member of the public, who had climbed down rocks to rescue a stranded bullock to the south of West Angle Bay.

Angle RNLI's D class inshore lifeboat SuperG II, which assisted in the rescue of a stranded bullock near West Angle Bay on Tuesday, May 2.

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Angle RNLI's D class inshore lifeboat SuperG II

The D class lifeboat, SuperG II, was launched at 7.44pm and reached the scene in seven minutes. Two crew members went ashore to assess the options of evacuation, while the lifeboat transferred the now stranded member of the public to West Angle beach.

As the lifeboat was returning, the local farmer was on the shoreline offering assistance so he was transferred to the scene. After numerous attempts, the bullock was eventually secured and towed to West Angle beach, where it was placed in a field.

With no more assistance required, the lifeboat was released and returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 9.35pm.

RNLI media contacts: For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, Angle RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01437 763675 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager, on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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