Fishguard RNLI tow stricken fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

Fishguard's all-weather lifeboat launched on Thursday 13 April to attend the fishing boat 'Lily's Pride' which had a fouled propeller near the rocks at Aber Mawr beach.

The sole crew member radioed HM Coastguard for assistance and the Fishguard lifeboat launched at 2pm to head for Aber Mawr. Once at the scene a tow was attached to the fishing boat and the return journey to Fishguard began, arriving at the harbour at 3.55pm and by 4pm the fishing boat was back on its mooring near Lower Town.

The skipper Graham Devnald said ' I would very much like to thank the RNLI and Coastguard for their help, and also the Clark brothers from Porthgain who were fishing nearby and came to my assistance.'

On Easter Saturday the all-weather lifeboat launched again to render Cardigan RNLI assistance in the search for a 90 year old man whose dinghy was found drifting and empty in the waters off Cardigan. The lifeboat returned to Fishguard as night fell and resumed the search the following morning at first light until it was stood down at 1pm on Easter Sunday with nil result.

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