Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew tow yacht
Three people aboard a yacht with engine failure were towed safely to Teignmouth harbour on Tuesday evening.
The volunteer crew launched at 9.31pm and reached the casualties and yacht at 9.44pm. After experiencing engine failure, the casualties had requested the assistance from the Coastguard. The lifeboat crew towed the yacht to Teignmouth harbour and placed it on the visitor’s pontoon.
The crew and Two Annes lifeboat returned safely to station and the lifeboat was ready for service at 10.25pm.
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.