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Pwllheli RNLI lifeboat volunteers assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

The Pwllheli RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch to a stricken yacht at 6.10pm on Wednesday evening (12 October).

A 35ft sailing yacht on passage suffered engine problems in light winds. Pwllheli RNLI lifeboat launched at 6.25pm to assist the drifting vessel, which was located three nautical miles south-west of Pwllheli Marina entrance.

Once on scene, the all-weather lifeboat towed the Yacht to Pwllheli Marina.

The yacht was safely berthed at 7pm and the lifeboat returned to station to be made ready for the next shout.

Notes to editors:

For more information contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447 or Adam Daniel, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07917808208. Alternatively, call Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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