Donaghadee Lifeboat

Stricken yacht rescued

DONAGHADEE lifeboat saved a stricken yacht and one person after it was left helpless in poor weather off the coast of Millisle. The Saxon and her crew of RNLI volunteers sped to the last reported position of the vessel after a launch request from the Coastguard at 9.30pm on Friday night.

A strong southwesterly wind was blowing, night was falling and the lifeboat crew was forced to conduct a search before locating the yacht two miles offshore. A towline was quickly attached and the vessel was brought to Donaghadee harbour for repairs.