Baltimore RNLI launched to assist yacht

June 4th, 2018 11:06 AM

By Kieran O'Mahony

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Baltimore RNLI came to the assistance of a yacht yesterday morning which ran aground at Oldcourt.

BALTIMORE RNLI was launched yesterday morning after a boat with two people on board ran aground up the river at Old Court near Baltimore.The volunteers lifeboat crew were requested to go to the assistance of a 28 ft yacht with two people who had run aground trying to navigate the River Ilen. At the time conditions were described as good but the tide was falling.

The Baltimore inshore lifeboat, with three volunteer crew aboard arrived on scene at 9:27am. After assessing the situation and checking the area around the vessel for any further navigational hazards a tow was established and the yacht was pulled clear.

There was no apparent damage to the yacht and no injuries to anyone on board so they continued on their journey down the river and the lifeboat returned to station.

'With the current good weather we would remind everyone taking to the sea or heading to coastal areas to respect the water. If you get into difficulty on the water or along the coast, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard,' said Kate Callanan, Baltimore RNLI Volunteer  Lifeboat press officer.

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