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Fishguard RNLI attends yacht near Goodwick Quay.

Lifeboats News Release

A 30ft yacht with one person aboard was thought to be dragging its anchor by a member of the public and resulted in Fishguard RNLI's inshore lifeboat launching.

The wind had driven the yacht towards Goodwick beach and its tender had broken loose and drifted onto the beach.

The lifeboat and its volunteer crew were quickly alongside and after establishing that the anchor was now holding well and the person aboard was not in danger and was insistent upon staying aboard the lifeboat retired and returned to base.

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For more information please contact Peter Kedward, Fishguard RNLI Press Officer, on 01348 872359 or 07813 180062.

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