Port St Mary lifeboat rescues five people
At 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 25 August) Belfast coastguard informed Port St Mary RNLI that a small boat with five people on board had engine failure in the Calf Sound.
The all weather RNLI lifeboat Gough Ritchie 2 was immediately launched . The lifeboat with it's volunteer crew arrived at the sound within 15 minutes to find that the vessel Woody had managed to restore some power. She was then escorted safely back to port by 5.15pm.
RNLI media contact
For more information contact David Kneen, Port St Mary Lifeboat Operations Manager and Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624429722. Alternately contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
Key facts about the RNLI
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 over 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.