RNLI volunteers rescue boat after power cuts out

PUBLISHED: 08:23 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:23 02 October 2018

The boat was towed to safety by Portishead RNLI. Picture: Portishead RNLI

The boat was towed to safety by Portishead RNLI. Picture: Portishead RNLI

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A boat which was stranded at sea after it lost power was rescued by Portishead RNLI at the weekend.

The volunteers were called at 12.09pm on Sunday, shortly after completing a training exercise, to reports of a motorboat which suffered an engine failure.

Two people and their dog were aboard the boat, which had dropped anchor to wait for rescue.

An RNLI crew member boarded the boat to assess the passengers’ welfare before it was towed to shore.

An RNLI spokesman said: “Once the volunteers arrived on scene they quickly assessed that all was well with the two people on board and their dog.

“A crew member was placed on the vessel where he was able to help them lift their anchor before towing them back to the safety of the Marina in Portishead.

“The people on board did exactly the right thing by putting down the anchor and calling for help straight away.”

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