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Aberystwyth RNLI investigate upturned dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

At 10:30 am on Sunday (27 November) Aberystwyth lifeboat was asked by the UK Coastguard to go and investigate reports of an upturned dinghy off Aberystwyth.

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The station volunteers were already getting ready at the station for their Sunday morning training, so the RNLI lifeboat was quickly launched and on its way to the scene.

Once on scene it was established there were 3 sailing dinghys out, one of which had no sails as it was being used for training. The boat was not upturned, but would have looked this way from the shore. With everyone OK, the lifeboat continued on to exercise and the sailors continued their training.

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