Lady Helen back at shore
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48 people rescued from sinking boat near Skomer Island

A total of 48 passengers, including children, have been rescued from a boat after it struck a rock and was in danger of sinking off Pembrokeshire.

The Lady Helen had been sailing from Martin's Haven to nearby Skomer Island.

A mayday was sent out and passengers were transferred to rescue vessels after the boat started taking in water as she was towed back to the mainland.

Milford Haven coastguard said all 48 passengers were "safely ashore with no injuries".

Tomos Dafydd reports.

  • 25 May 2013
  • From the section Wales
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