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Dunmore East RNLI rescue lone sailor on yacht which had lost its rudder

At 10:30 am the Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched on service to assist a lone sailor on a 10m yacht 15 miles South West of Dunmore East. The yacht had lost its rudder and was adrift 1 mile from the shore in moderate sea conditions.

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