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Lifeboat responds to call to assist paddleboarders

Wed, 21 Jul 2021

Peel Lifeboat were called out to assist a group of paddleboarders who were concerned for their safety last night.

The group of 12 called 999 as they drifted out to sea off the coast near Glen Wyllin. 

The lifeboat crew set out from Peel but were stood down by the Coastguard when the group managed to make their way back to safety.  

Volunteer coxswain Mike Faragher, explained: ‘It was a shout with a good outcome and our crew are all pleased for that.  The paddleboarders did the right thing by having a mobile phone with them and calling 999 for help.’  

As people take to the coast and sea to enjoy this hot summer weather the RNLI reminds people to be prepared. They should plan their day and tell others of their plans; be aware of tide times; and wear clothing appropriate to their activity.  They should always carry a means of calling for help, whether that is a mobile phone in a waterproof pouch or a VHF radio which can help emergency services locate a casualty, especially at night. 


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