Weymouth lifeboat called to assist yacht
On Thursday 11 August, Weymouth RNLI's all weather lifeboat was called to assist a 13m sailing yacht.
Unable to free themselves, the yacht called for assistance and the lifeboat arrived on scene at 9:10am.
Helping the yacht to come free from the string, the lifeboat set off to return to the station and was safely docked at 10:50am.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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