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New Quay RNLI rescues capsized sailing dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI assisted a local experienced sailor after his sailing dinghy capsized off New Quay.

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New Quay RNLI crew rescuing experienced local sailor off New Quay

On Friday 26 April at 11.42am New Quay RNLI’s D-class inshore lifeboat Audrey LJ was requested to launch by Milford Haven HM Coastguard. The crew located the dinghy just off New Quay and assisted in righting the boat before escorting the casualty into the harbour.

Tim Jeremy, an experienced local sailor said, “I am very thankful for the help the New Quay RNLI crew gave, as well as the local dolphin trip boats who raised the alarm. My boat had capsized and would not right itself even though it is supposed to.”

The inshore lifeboat was washed down and rehoused ready for service by 12.30pm.

The RNLI provides a 24/7 search and rescue service and has 238 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland. The RNLI relies on volunteers to help save lives at sea. At New Quay there are 28 seagoing volunteers plus shore crew, fundraisers and other supporting roles.


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For more information contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer at kate_williams@rnli.org.uk or 07786 550054. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.


RNLI/Simon Rigby

RNLI/Simon Rigby

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