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Early morning page for the crews of The Lizard Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

The Lizard RNLI volunteers had an early start when their pagers sounded at 01.47am on Monday 25th April after Falmouth Coastguard had received a Mayday call from a yacht with two people on board.

RNLI/Steven Legge

Rehousing just after 05.30am on Monday 25th April
The 30ft sailing yacht had suffered complete engine failure and was becalmed between Lizard Point and Kynance Cove. Following a swift launch RNLB Rose arrived on scene at 02.16am to assess the casualty’s situation.

Conditions on scene were described as calm and even though the yachts occupants had raised their sail they were unable to continue their passage unaided.

Under the command of Second Coxswain Darren Thirlaway the decision was made to secure a tow rope to the vessel and it was safely towed to Newlyn arriving there at 04.15am. RNLB Rose arrived back at the station at Kilcobben Cove at 05.39am.

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