St Mary's RNLI lifeboat rescue lone yachtsman
Following a call for help, the St Mary's RNLI lifeboat was launched at 7.40am on Thursday June 28 to go to the aid of a lone yachtsman.
Once the yacht was safely placed alongside the quay at 11am, the lifeboat was refuelled and put back on the mooring ready for service.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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