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Youghal RNLI called to boat sinking in the harbour

Lifeboats News Release

Youghal RNLI were paged today (Friday 20 September) at 1.18 pm to reports of a boat sinking on its moorings in Youghal harbour. Luckily there was no one on board.

RNLI/Volunteer crew

When the volunteer crew arrived at the scene, only the bow of the 24 ft boat was visible. One RNLI crew member entered the water to secure a towline between the sinking vessel and the inshore lifeboat. Once this was established the lifeboat towed the boat as close to the pier as was possible on the falling tide and with the assistance of the Youghal Coast Guard unit they secured it with two ropes for the owner to attend to at low tide.

ENDS

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For more information please telephone Lou Stepney-Power, Youghal RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0868930572 or E_Stepney-Power@rnli.org.uk or Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 0876483547 or Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 0871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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