Crosshaven RNLI assists two

Lifeboats News Release

Crosshaven RNLI's inshore lifeboat, John and Janet, launched today at 11.40am to go to the assistance of a 7 and a half metre boat with two people onboard which had broken down just inside Roches Point...

photo taken by Dave Venner Crew on todays shout.

RNLI/Phil Maguire

John and Janet Inshore lifeboat towing with ease.

The lifeboat arrived on scene very quickly and established that those on board were well and set up a tow and took the sailors in to Aghada, County Cork.

The lifeboat was crewed by volunteer helm Aidan O Connor and Dave Wenner, Suzanne Heffernan and John Birmingham.

Shore crew volunteers included Hugh Mockler, JP English, Patsy Fegan and Denis Cronin.

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Notes to editor: For further information contact, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer

Ms Phil Maguire 0872515804. Email: phil_maguire@rnli.org.uk

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