Drifting inflatable dinghy triggers Fishguard RNLI lifeboat launch

Lifeboats News Release

Fishguard RNLI's inshore lifeboat with two volunteer crew launched on Monday 15 July after a member of the public spotted an inflatable dinghy drifting out to sea.

The lifeboat launched at 7.30pm and was quickly on scene to find two persons aboard. The dinghy was towed back to the Parrog in Goodwick and suitable advice was given regarding the dangers of inflatable boats.

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