Wicklow RNLI assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Wicklow RNLI Inshore and all-weather lifeboat were launched at 5:10pm today (Sunday 29 August) following reports of a yacht aground at the North beach in Wicklow harbour.

Weather conditions at the time were wind north easterly force 3 with moderate sea.

After a quick assessment by Coxswain Nick Keogh a towline was established, and the 30ft yacht was towed to the nearby East pier by the all-weather lifeboat.

With the yacht safely alongside the pier both lifeboats returned to station.

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