Two people rescued after boat capsized

Western Telegraph: GOING DOWN: The sinking sailing boat just outside of Porthclais Harbour.PICTURE: St Davids RNLI GOING DOWN: The sinking sailing boat just outside of Porthclais Harbour.PICTURE: St Davids RNLI

BOTH of St Davids’ lifeboats were called into action on Tuesday evening (June 24).

The RNLI all weather and inshore lifeboats launched just after 6.45pm and went to the rescue of two people who had been thrown into the sea after their 16ft sailing boat capsized roughly one mile off Porthclais harbour.

As the volunteer crew made their way to the location, a passenger vessel in the area responded to the mayday request.

The crew of Viking Challenger managed to get the two people on board and took them into Porthclais harbour, where they were met by the local coastguard team. Neither casualty required any medical treatment.

The capsized sailing boat was also towed back to Porthclais and secured to its moorings.

The lifeboat returned to St Justinians just before 8pm.

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10:49pm Wed 25 Jun 14

County Councillor Thomas Tudor "Castle Ward" of Haverfordwest says...

Well done to the Crew of Viking Challenger.
Well done to the Crew of Viking Challenger. County Councillor Thomas Tudor "Castle Ward" of Haverfordwest
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9:13pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Ian_snelly says...

Ppl of Pembs risking their lives to save the "Midlands Navy" or of course saving the under paid under trained sailors under a conveniance flag brining in oil
Ppl of Pembs risking their lives to save the "Midlands Navy" or of course saving the under paid under trained sailors under a conveniance flag brining in oil Ian_snelly
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