St Bees RNLI tow yacht to safety.
The volunteers at St Bees RNLI were called to a yacht in difficulty at 5:50pm Tuesday 28 May.
As the volunteers at St Bees RNLI were arriving for their regular Tuesday evening training they were requested by Belfast Coastguard to go to the aid of a 27 foot yacht with engine failure.
The lifeboat soon made contact with the yacht, which was unable to make its way to Whitehaven Harbour unaided. A towline was attached and St Bees lifeboat then completed a slow but successfully tow into Whitehaven Harbour.
St Bees lifeboats operations manager Dick Beddows said 'when going to sea always make sure you have everything required to reach your destination safely.'Notes to editors
For more information please telephone Colin Wadey, St Bees RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on 07742207222 email email@example.com
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.