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Yacht in difficulty sparks early morning call for Flint RNLI

Flint RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked by HM Coastguard at 2.20am On Wednesday (Nov 10) following radio communication from a vessel requesting immediate help.

The early morning wake up signalled the first ever call out for Flint’s newest RNLI crew member Jay Jones.

On arrival the crew found the yacht had become stuck on the Hawarden rail bridge with the tide causing the vessel to list with one person on board. The person was transferred to the the lifeboat and taken to the slipway, where shorecrew were waiting. The casualty was taken ashore and to the RNLI landrover to be kept warm.this morning

The RNLI crew then returned to the vessel, which have freed itself from the bridge. After assessment by the RNLI helm, the vessel was deemed a danger to navigation. The yacht was taken undertow and made safe at Connah’s Quay dock.

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