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Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat attends to yacht in difficulty

Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat attends to yacht in difficulty

Following an alert by H.M. Coastguard at 15:01 hrs today, Saturday 24 August 2019, the Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat George Bearman II attended a report of a yacht in difficulty just off the seafront in Exmouth.  The vessel had reportedly suffered from loss of power and difficulty with rigging.

Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat George Bearman II tows the yacht to safety. Image : Dave Ashman, Exmouth RNLI.

The Inshore Lifeboat, crewed by Helm, Roger Jackson and crew David Preece and Charlie Allen launched a few minutes later and its’ volunteer crew were quickly on the scene to assess the situation. The yacht and its occupants were safely towed inshore to the visitors moorings at Exmouth Marina in order that repairs could be effected.

No injuries were reported and the Inshore Lifeboat was back on station by 16:00hrs the same day.

 

 

Author: John Thorogood

John Thorogood

John is the Exmouth Lifeboat T/Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer & Fundraising Press Officer, covering news, fundraising items and events to help save lives at sea.