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Cardigan RNLI lifeboat crew called out to recover vessel floating in river

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out today (Thursday 1 Feb) at 5.07pm following a request by the UK Coastguard to recover a small boat that was breaking up near the Glanteifion Slipway in St Dogmaels as a result of the bad weather.

Cardigan D-Class Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan D-Class Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead

The D-class lifeboat launched from the slipway on the river in St Dogmaels and after recovering the boat towed it to safety securing it above the high water mark.

The lifeboat returned to the station at 5.50pm and was made ready for service.

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

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