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Holyhead Lifeboat Crew Assist Family in Trouble

Lifeboats News Release

Holyhead RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called to the aid of a yacht in difficulties on Tuesday evening (April 18th)

The 32 ft twin-masted ketch, with a couple and their son on board, had been on her way into Holyhead port when cooling problems led to the loss of engine power. The family had tried to reach their destination using their sails, but the strong outgoing tide and a lack of wind, hampered their efforts.
Holyhead all-weather lifeboat the Christopher Pearce was launched shortly after 5pm to the stricken family, who were near North Stack, and successfully towed them into Holyhead, arriving back at 6.30pm. The lifeboat was then prepared for service.
Coxswain Tony Price said the family had made an 'heroic fight' to try and battle the tides, but in the end the right call for help was made to the coastguard.




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