A busy Sunday for the volunteers at Crosshaven RNLI as the lifeboat was launched twice in one day to aid a grounded yacht and to undergo a search operation at Andersons Quay.
The lifeboat was first launched around 1pm Sunday afternoon, with the Crosshaven Coast Guard in assistance. The crew were called out to assist a yacht that had run aground with two crew members.
On arrival, the lifeboat transferred a crew member to the yacht and made good a towline. Before the tow commenced the yacht’s integrity was checked. After successfully towing the vessel into deep water, another check for leaks was made, before the yacht and its crew were happy to make their own way to East Ferry.
The lifeboat was tasked again later yesterday evening around 10.30pm after a report of a person in the water at Andersons Quay. The crew commenced a search of the river and were once again joined by the Crosshaven Coast Guard. Sadly a body was recovered from the river near the Lee Rowing Club.