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Holyhead RNLI inshore lifeboat assists broken down speedboat

Lifeboats News Release

Holyhead RNLI inshore lifeboat was called out last night (Friday 19 May) after a speedboat suffered engine failure within Holyhead Harbour.

The 14ft vessel, with two people on board, contacted HM Coastguard just after 6.30pm, and the volunteer lifeboat crew attended the scene. The craft was safely returned to the slipway at Borth y Sach, and the inshore lifeboat returned to the station and was immediately prepared for service.

Holyhead coxswain Tony Price said the people on board were all wearing lifejackets and had just been unfortunate to lose power. He thanked all crew who attended the call.

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For more information please contact Vicki Owens, Holyhead RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07531 681409 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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