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Old 16 June 2007, 19:53   #1
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Daring rescue - sort of

First time I have ever got the lifeboat out - hopefully the last.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the yacht making way with no crew onboard. Bet the owner will have a shock when he notices it is now on a buoy 200yds out!!!.

At least they didn't have far to travel - about 100 yds and only about 400yds from the coastguard station. I phoned the coastguard direct - suprised they called out the lifeboat when there were plenty of boats in the area - a shout on ch16 and anyone could have sorted it.

What was suprising was that I was the ONLY person to call - most people didn't seem to be aware of the proble. The yacht owner has to be the luckiest bloke around - if the mast hadn't got caught on the pier it would have been swept onto the rocks.
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Old 16 June 2007, 19:59   #2
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Did you cut his mooring line, just to get some pics?
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Old 16 June 2007, 20:03   #3
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And the daring rescue

The heros save the day......

Bet they wish they were all this simple!!!

That yacht owner was so lucky. Notice how much chain/rope there was - about 4' - must have come loose from a buoy.
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Old 16 June 2007, 20:04   #4
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Did you cut his mooring line, just to get some pics?
It certainly looked like it.

I thought at first he had anchored and it had dragged - until the lifeboat man pulled in the chain - all 4' of it!!!
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