Littlehampton RNLI rescues stranded yacht
The volunteer crew of Littlehampton RNLI rescued two people and a dog from their yacht which had run aground on rocks off the coast of Bognor Regis yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 1 May).
Nick White, Littlehampton RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: 'We were pleased to be able to assist and make sure that everyone and their vessel returned to the safety of Littlehampton Harbour. Our volunteer crew is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help with instances just like this. We are always ready to respond when the pager goes off.'
RNLI media contacts:
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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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.