Sunday morning RNLI lifeboat rescue
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
For further information, please contact Holyhead Lifeboat Press Officer Vicky Owens on 07531 681409.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.