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Lifeboat crews aid May Day yachts

North Wales lifeboat crews went to the aid of two yachts which had issued May Day calls and a series of incidents in which boats had run aground on Sunday.

Lifeboats from Porthdinllaen and Beaumaris tried to tow a yacht which had hit a rock near Llanddwyn Island, off Anglesey and was taking in water.

An engine breakdown on another yacht resulted in the Trearddur Bay lifeboat towing it to shore on Anglesey.

Conwy lifeboat went to the aid of 15 people on boats which had run aground.

The strong spring tide in Conwy Bay was blamed for the problem.

Five boats were towed into deeper water by the lifeboat and two others, one of which was taking on water, were towed back to secure berths in Conwy harbour.


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