Fishguard RNLI recover three people isolated in small cove
Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched on Friday 28 September to go to a small remote cove near Aber Fforest to recover three people who had landed there after their dinghy's engine had failed.
The lifeboat and full volunteer crew launched at 7.30pm and were quickly on scene. The three people had been lobster potting when the engine on their 10 foot dinghy failed. They were able to land in the small cove and fortunately able to make contact with UK Coastguard who requested the launch of the lifeboat. The stranded people were thrown a line from the lifeboat which was attached to the dinghy and they were pulled back to the lifeboat which they boarded and the dinghy was towed back to Fishguard harbour arriving back at 9.30pm.
Media contact: Peter Kedward, Fishguard RNLI Press Officer on 01348 872359 or 07813180062
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.