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WATCH: Six rescued from yacht in gale force conditions

The crew became stranded in Dublin bay just after six last night. A RNLI crew member with a headcam captured the rescue on video.

SIX PEOPLE WERE rescued from a stranded yacht in Dublin bay last night during gale force winds.

The 38ft vessel alerted the coastguard just after 6pm that it encountered mechanical difficulties. A RNLI lifeboat was launched from Howth and quickly attended the scene.

The lifeboat guided the yacht to a sheltered bay to secure those on board. A tow line was then connected and the vessel was brought back into the harbour.


Part of the rescue operation (Image Credit: RNLI)

The yacht and its six crew remembers were back on dry-land by just after 7pm.

RNLI Coxswain Robert Duffy said it was a “challenging call out”, although the situation was brought under control quickly despite winds which were gusting up to 45 knots.

Watch the dramatic rescue below:

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