Angle Lifeboat crew were paged at 2:07pm yesterday
Angle lifeboat crew were paged at 2:07pm yesterday to reports of a yacht that had broken its moorings and was just off Hazelbeach. With winds gusting up to 58 knots and a one meter swell there was concern that someone would try to reach the vessel using a dinghy as she was so close to shore.
The lifeboat quickly covered the short distance to Hazelbeach. On arrival at the scene, the wind and ebbing tide meant the yacht was already well aground. After discussion with the coastguard, Angle lifeboat and her crew were stood down and returned to the lifeboat station, rehousing at 3pm
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.