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Workington RNLI rescue sailor and dog

Lifeboats News Release

Workington RNLI rescued a sailor and their dog when their yacht's engine failed.

Dog in lifejacket in hold of yacht

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The dog rescued by the RNLI

The volunteer crew of the Dorothy May White RNLI all-weather lifeboat were called out at 8pm on Tuesday September 12. The yacht had got into difficulty about a mile south east of the Robin Rigg wind farm.

RNLI volunteers reached the yacht and towed it back to Maryport Marina, where they were met by Maryport Coastguard Rescue Team.

The Dorothy May White all-weather lifeboat returned to the station at 10.30pm.
Workington's all-weather lifeboat Dorothy May White harbourside at the Port of Workington

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Workington RNLI's Dorothy May White

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