St Davids RNLI volunteers assist yacht in five-hour callout
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 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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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.