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Dun Laoghaire RNLI comes to the aid of two people onboard a stranded 31ft yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a 31ft yacht with two people onboard this afternoon (Sunday 08 July) when their vessel became stranded just off Bray Head.

Dun Laoghaire RNLI's all weather lifeboat Anna Livia

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Dun Laoghaire RNLI's all weather lifeboat Anna Livia

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a 31ft yacht with two people onboard this afternoon (Sunday 08 July) when their vessel became stranded just off Bray Head.

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 2.18pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard.

The weather conditions were near perfect with flat calm seas.

Once on scene the lifeboat crew of six, checked that the two people onboard were safe and well before successfully towing the yacht back to Greystones Harbour.

The all-weather lifeboat on returning to Dun Laoghaire Harbour stopped to assist a small yacht with two onboard. Their vessel had become entangled on a pot marker.

The volunteer crew members were able to free the boat.

Commenting after the call out, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Cox Mark McGibney said: ‘In this incident, the skipper of the 31ft yacht had no choice but to call for assistance, which was the correct thing to do. Both onboard had lifejackets.'

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For more information please contact Sarah Hipwell, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0878078688, email Sarah_Hipwell@rnli.org.uk or Jessica Lamb, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 0879427870, email jrlambracing@gmail.com.

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