New Quay RNLI rescues stranded power cruiser
Whilst its annual Open Day was in progress on Sunday (29 May) the New Quay RNLi inshore lifeboat crew had something else to think about when it was called out to rescue a 26 foot power cruiser.
The call came at 12.37pm to rescue the cruiser which was lying off New Quay Head. Volunteer lifeboat Helm Peter Yates, together with crew members Simon Rigby and Rory Edwards, sped to the scene to discover that the problem was a non-functioning engine, possibly caused by a lack of fuel.
The cruiser, with two adults and a young person aboard, was put under tow and quickly brought back to its mooring in New Quay whereupon the RNLI crew resumed their duties at the Open Day.
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New Quay RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1864. Today there are 25 trained crew members, a Mersey class all-weather lifeboat and an inshore rescue craft.
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