Report of Person Stranded on yacht – Gourock

Lifeboats News Release

Helensburgh RNLI lifeboat was launched at 1817 hours on Thursday 1st March 2018 after the UK Coastguard received a report from a family member that his father was stranded on board his yacht.

He was extremely cold and unable to get into the skiff for his return to shore due to sea and wind conditions. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene at Cardwell Bay he was taken on board the lifeboat and transferred ashore where the Greenock Coastguard team were available to assist.

The lifeboat returned to base and reported ready for service again at 1940 hours

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