Port St Mary RNLI called out to assist broken down motor boat
At 12.50pm yesterday (Friday 10 August) the Port St Mary RNLI inshore lifeboat Spirit of Leicester was called out at the request of Belfast Coastguard to assist a small motor boat with two persons on board which had broken down while towing an inflatable kayak.
The three person crew of the lifeboat headed toward the rocks near Gansey where the vessels had drifted to after setting off from Chapel Beach blown by a fairly strong northerly breeze.
Luckily the crew of the motor boat managed to restart its engine and make its own way back to the beach. The
lifeboat immediately returned to station after checking the condition of the two people .
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For information please contact David Kneen, Port St. Mary RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel: 076 24 429722 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Tel: 00 353 87 1254 124 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk or Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Tel: 00 353 87 6483547 email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk
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