Second rescue in a week for Salcombe RNLI

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Second rescue in a week for Salcombe RNLI

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Salcombe RNLI launched in choppy waters and strong winds to rescue a vessel trapped on lobster pots. 

It was the second call in a week for Salcombe RNLI, whose All-weather Lifeboat (ALB) The Baltic Exchange, was launched to reports that a 45-foot yacht was stuck on lobster pots five nautical miles south west of Salcombe. 

A spokesperson for Salcombe RNLI said: "Once located, the crew were able to free the yacht from the pots and proceeded to tow the vessel into Salcombe Harbour for underwater inspection."

You can see a video from the rescue on Salcombe RNLI's Facebook page: HERE


Image: A screenshot taken from the Salcombe RNLI video of the incident as a crew member expertly throws a line to the stricken vessel - credit Salcombe RNLI 

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