Sailors in stricken yacht are saved by Tenby RNLI

Tenby RNLI go to the rescue of yacht.

Tenby RNLI go to the rescue of yacht.

First published in News

Two stricken sailors and their craft were rescued by Tenby lifeboatmen on Saturday afternoon.

The town's relief all-weather lifeboat was launched after Milford Haven coastguard received a call from the yacht Heather Belle which had suffered engine failure six miles south-east of Caldey Island.

One of the yacht's crew was extremely seasick, while the other had fallen and injured his ribs. Due to poor weather conditions, a lifeboat crew member was put on board to assist them.

The vessel was taken in tow back to Tenby, arriving at 3.50pm.

The yacht was placed on a secure mooring and the two crew were landed at the lifeboat station and handed into the care of ambulance paramedics.

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