Islay lifeboat rescues six

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Two children and four adults were rescued from a French yacht which struck rocks in the Sound of Islay.

The all-weather lifeboat, Helmut Schroder of Dunlossit 11, was launched 12.18am on Tuesday and found the 16m Anjela heavily listing.

It had hit a charted rock on an ebb tide at the south end of the Sound of Islay.

It was decided to evacuate all personnel by Yboat, except for the captain who wished to stay aboard and take them back to Port Askaig until the tide should turn and rise enough to re-float the yacht.

At about 5.30am she floated off the rock, un-holed,and made her way safely back to Port Askaig escorted by the lifeboat.

Afterwards her crew said how impressed they were by the help, care and attention that they had received from the RNLI volunteers.


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