New Brighton RNLI respond to drifting yacht in River Mersey
Volunteer crew from New Brighton responded to a report of a yacht drifting in the River Mersey after developing a mechanical fault close to the Liver Buildings, Saturday 19 September 2020 at 3.49pm
The yacht crew were then transferred back to Liverpool.
'It was excellent to see that the crew were all wearing the correct lifesaving equipment, including life jackets.’
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.