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RNLI volunteers to be honoured for "courageous" rescue

The rescue operation in full flow Photo: ITV News Wales

The RNLI is officially recognising the efforts of each crew member during a call-out to a lone yachtsman in rough seas, which saved his life.

Two of the crew will be given the Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum - the highest honour the charity can award.

The rescue was a joint effort between crews from Penarth and Barry Dock in May 2011, when a 7-metre yacht ran into difficulty off Lavernock Point.

It was evident that the skipper of the yacht was suffering significant fatigue which, combined with the difficult conditions, put him and the yacht in serious peril. The crews showed superb seamanship throughout the service, especially in the transfer of crew members to the casualty vessel.

– Matt Crofts, Deputy Divisional Inspector of Lifeboats for Wales