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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat launches to access and assist lone yachtsman.

On Thursday 14 June at 19.04 hours at the advice of Dover Coastguard, the Mersey class lifeboat "Pride and Spirit' launched to assess and assist a lone yachtsman on his 30' yacht with engine failure, struggling to make headway against the weather, 5 miles northeast of Dungeness.

Coxswain Stuart Adams said "we put one crew member on board to assist the gentleman. Although he was a professional sailor, he was unfortunately suffering from fatigue and was very appreciative of the assistance we gave him. After taking the casualty in tow we proceeded to Dover"

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Photograph taken from the lifeboat