Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat called out to rescue yacht on the River Teifi

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan volunteer RNLI crew were called out Friday 9 August following a call from HM Coastguard of a yacht which had broken free from its moorings.

Cardigan RNLI D-class lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead
Cardigan RNLI D-class lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead

Cardigan RNLI launched their D-Class lifeboat to deal with the yacht which had broken free from its mooring as a result of the bad weather conditions. The yacht, which was adrift in the river channel, was secured and made safe by the volunteer crew and the lifeboat returned to the station at 3:45pm.

RNLI Media Contacts:

Tracy Newman, Lifeboat Press Officer at Cardigan Lifeboat Station at tracy_newman@rnli.org.uk

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