Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Douglas lifeboat called out twice in 24 hours

Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary returning to station Image copyright RNLI/Michael Howland
Image caption Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary returning to station

The Douglas lifeboat crew was called out twice in a day on Sunday, the RNLI have confirmed.

They first responded at 09:20 BST after a vessel's engine failed en route to Barrow in Cumbria with three sailors on board.

In a second rescue, they were called to help after the battery on a RIB-type vessel failed near Laxey Bay.

According to the RNLI, the sailor was rescued and the boat towed back to Douglas harbour.

Image copyright RNLI/Michael Howland
Image caption The RIB was towed back to Douglas and the Fort Anne slipway

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