Cardigan RNLI called out to help drifting boat

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI volunteers were called out this afternoon, 4 August, to help secure a boat which had come adrift from its mooring on the River Teifi.

Cardigan RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, Elsie Ida Mead

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, Elsie Ida Mead
HM Coastguard requested the launch of Cardigan's Inshore Lifeboat at 01:41pm.

Following an investigation to determine if there was anybody on board the vessel, and a report that someone was going to make an attempt to recover the vessel themselves. Cardigan RNLI crew volunteers launched the D Class inshore lifeboat onto the River Teifi at 01:55pm from the Moorings, St Dogmaels and were on scene at 01:58pm

The vessel was recovered and secured and the D Class lifeboat returned to the RNLI Station at Poppit Sands at 02:25pm

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For further information, please contact Tracy Newman, Cardigan RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07805 246975

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