Rhyl RNLI volunteers called out to assist broken down dayboat
The initial call came from the skipper of a small dayboat, who had broken down and beached his craft outside Rhyl harbour.
Arriving on scene, the crew found the boat was now high and dry on the sand due to the receding tide, so there was nothing they could do to recover the boat and occupants. The lifeboat returned to station at 12.07pm.
It was agreed the lifeboat crew would return on the rising tide, and assist the skipper back to the harbour. They re-launched at 6.50pm and were successfully able to assist getting the boat refloated. The skipper had found the fault on the engine and managed to re-start the outboard motor.
The lifeboat crew then escorted the boat and crew back to the pontoon at Rhyl harbour, where the vessel was secured. The lifeboat returned to station at 8.20pm.
The skipper had a well-supplied boat and was able to call for assistance.
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