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Lifeboat rescues four people following engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

Wells Lifeboat was in action this morning when four people in a ridged inflatable boat (RIB) got into difficulty when their engine failed.

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Wells lifeboat and crew pictured here towing a casualty vessel back to the harbour.

The crew aboard the vessel were approaching Wells harbour in their inflatable when it suffered engine failure on the bar. The breaking seas made their situation more serious.

At 10.00am, Saturday 6 July, the UK Coastguard received a 999 call and requested Wells lifeboat to launch. Fifteen minutes later the inshore lifeboat was at sea and went to their aid. The lifeboat crew set up a tow and brought the boat into the harbour.

Thankfully, there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

For further information contact:

John Mitchell, Wells Lifeboat Press Officer.

Mob: 07831 103166 Tel: 01328 710882 Email: lpo@wellslifeboat.org


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