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Borth and Aberdovey RNLI lilfeboats assist broken down motorboat with 8 people.

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday afternoon at around 4:30 the Borth HM Coastguard Rescue team was called out to reports of a small motorboat in Ynyslas having engine difficulties.

Aberdovey and Borth RNLI lifeboats on service September 29 2018

RNLI/Dave Reynolds

Borth coastguard located the vessel and called for the RNLI lifeboat from Borth to assist.

The Borth lifeboat launched and arrived on scene to find the speed boat had suffered engine failure and was at anchor near a sandbank on the south side of the Dyfi bar. The boat had eight people on board.

Borth Coastguard also requested the launch of the Aberdyovey RNLI lifeboat to assist the recovery of the vessel and it's crew. After a discussion between the volunteer lifeboat crews it was decided that, due to the dropping tide, the best course of action would be for Borth lifeboat to tow the boat out to deeper water before transferring the boat to the larger Aberdovey lifeboat to take it back to it's launch site.

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