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Walton and Frinton RNLI launch to broken down fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers of Walton and Frinton RNLI launch to assist a broken down fishing boat four miles from station.

As the end of Bank Holiday Monday (6 May) was approaching the pagers were activated at 5:50pm at the request of Dover Coastguard to assist a 27 foot (ft) fishing boat which had engine failure.

Located four miles North of the station the lifeboat was quickly on scene, with the fishing boat based out of the near by Titchmarsh Marina it was a short tow towards the Walton backwaters. With the low water conditions it was agreed that another local boat would take over the tow for the final journey back into Titchmarsh Marina where the vessel was safely berthed.

The lifeboat was able to return to station and made ready for the next service call at 7:31pm.

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For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or email Miranda_Rayner@rnli.org.uk or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or email Dale_Steggles@rnli.org.uk

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