St Davids RNLI lifeboat goes to the aid of a capsized dinghy


On Tuesday August 27 at 5.03pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat, with its volunteer crew launched on service to the aid, of a laser type sailing dinghy which had capsized throwing its male sailor into the sea.

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The incident occurred near St Davids Head, and following a radio call by the coastguards to any vessels in the area, two crafts responded the fishing boat Chwarae Teg and the passenger boat Gower Ranger.

The fishing boat managed to get the male on board and right the dinghy, and secured a tow line to the casualty.

The lifeboat was on scene at 5.10pm and took over the rescue, taking the casualty under tow to Porthseli beach where they were met by a local coastguard team.

The lifeboat then returned to station rehousing at 5.30pm.

St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1869 and is manned by Volunteer Crews “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”

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