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St Davids RNLI volunteers assist yacht in five-hour callout

Lifeguards News Release

The volunteer crew of St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley undertook a five-hour rescue of a 7.5m yacht which needed assistance about 13 miles west of St Davids Head.

The volunteer crew of St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat “Norah Wortley” undertook a five-hour rescue of a 7.5m yacht which needed assistance about 13 miles west of St Davids Head.

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St Davids RNLI volunteers assist yacht in five-hour callout

The lifeboat launched at 3.15pm on Wednesday 17 April to the two-person crew of the yacht which had power failure and was unable to make headway under sail against the tide. The lifeboat took about half an hour to reach the vessel which was then taken in tow to Milford Haven marina, arriving at 8.15pm.

The lifeboat returned to station at 9.25pm.

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