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Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew assist broken down yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 10.56am on Sunday morning (3 July) to assist a yacht which had broken down 19 miles west of Trevose Head.

Sea conditions were too calm to sail and with one person on board suffering with sea sickness the Padstow crew took the yacht under tow.
 
Two volunteer RNLI crew members were later transferred to the yacht to assist them with berthing in Padstow Harbour.
 
The crew left the yacht and occupants safely  in Padstow Harbour and returned to the station at 4.10pm.
 
Coxswain Richard Pitman said ‘Myself and some of the crew were about to attend the Sea Sunday service at St Merryn church when the pagers went off. It was a routine call out and we’re happy we could be there to help’
 
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Image 1 Yacht under tow
Image 2 Padstow RNLI crew members on board the yacht ready to assist with berthing
Credit: Steve Swabey Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew
 
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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 over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 137,000 lives.
 
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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 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.

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