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Plymouth RNLI recover capsized dinghy and its crew near Mountbatten Breakwater.

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Plymouth Lifeboat launched on service to assist the crew of a capsized dinghy on Sunday evening (17 Feb)

RNLI/John Baldry

The RNLI Plymouth inshore lifeboat (Annabel E Jones) and the volunteer crew launched on service Sunday evening to assist a capsized sailing dinghy near Mountbatten Breakwater. The dinghy and crew was quickly recovered and taken back to Mountbatten slipway.The volunteer crew returned to station 5pm.

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives.


RNLI/John Baldry

RNLI/John Baldry

RNLI/John Baldry

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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