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Sunday morning RNLI lifeboat rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Holyhead RNLI inshore lifeboat self-launched to a yacht in trouble within the harbour area this morning (Sunday, 3 September).

The lifeboat and her volunteer crew were returning from a morning training exercise at 10.45am, when they were alerted to the yacht, which was 50 metres west of Holyhead marina. The 33ft vessel’s rope had become entangled in her propeller.

The three inshore crew immediately altered their course and attended the yacht, which had one person on board. They managed to secure her alongside the lifeboat, and then towed her safely back into the marina.

The inshore lifeboat was returned and made ready for service by 11.10am

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For further information, please contact Holyhead Lifeboat Press Officer Vicky Owens on 07531 681409.

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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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