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Double call for Douglas lifeboat

Douglas lifeboat went to the aid of two vessels in an hour on Saturday evening.


The Sir William Hillary was launched at 8.20pm when a fishing vessel reported problems with its engine and gearbox just off Port Soderick.


But as she towed the stricken vessel and two crew back to the capital, a member of the public contacted the RNLI about a rubber dinghy containing two people in Port Soderick bay.


But the boat’s occupants were fine and the lifeboat crew resumed towing the fishing vessel back to Douglas harbour.

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