Borth and Aberdovey RNLI lifeboats assist broken down motorboat with 8 people
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.
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 Aberdovey 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.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.