ON Saturday 8 May 2021, Shannon Class lifeboat, (ALB) Ella Larsen was tasked by HM Coastguard to assist New Quay ALB in searching for a missing yacht with two people on board.
In poor visibility and on choppy seas, ALB Ella Larsen and her volunteer crew launched at 11.30am with a request to assist in locating the yacht somewhere in the region between Fishguard and Aberystwyth.
Whilst making their way the volunteer crew were informed that New Quay ALB, Frank of Lena Clifford of Stourbridge, who had been searching for sometime, had the yacht under tow.
ALB Ella Larsen and her crew returned to Barmouth RNLI station and was washed down and readied for service by 1.00pm
For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07887 492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162