When Daniel reached Kyle, the lifeboat crew and families, local pipe band and fire brigade were all on hand to welcome me home.
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Daniel likes to push himself and has decided to undertake a mountainous challenge to help
raise funds for the lifeboat station.
With the wind pushing the yacht towards the shoreline, the lifeboat crew quickly established a tow and began towing the vessel back into Plockton harbour.
This was the first callout 0f 2022 for Kyle RNLI and the first since the lifeboat came back from refit.
The lifeboat launched at 6:12pm after Stornoway Coastguard received a ‘Pan Pan’ urgent radio message from the lone sailor on board the disabled yacht.
Kyle lifeboat Spirit of Fred Olsen launched after receiving a mayday call from the crew saying that the 11 metre yacht had ran aground on rocks and was thought to be taking in water.
It was 12 hours later at 3:51pm, that the crew pagers sounded once again, after a seven-metre rib with five people and a dog on board, broke down in the Duirinish area and drifted onto the rocky shoreline.