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Published: October 28th 2010
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1) Interesting to Dad and his seafaring mates, I'm sure.
2) Interesting to anyone attending MY stag in July.
3) VERY interesting to anyone who knows Michelle Prestleton - because she's the bride!
Stag party rescued by lifeboat off Mumbles Head
A 10-strong stag party have been rescued after one of their two high-speed boats suffered engine failure on a trip across the Bristol Channel.
The group, from the Midlands, were heading to Swansea from Devon when the problem occurred.
A lifeboat was scrambled at 1700 BST on Saturday and picked up two of the party who were suffering from mild exposure.
A Mumbles lifeboat spokesperson said the group continued the stag celebrations in Swansea.
The six-metre rib vessel - or rigid inflatable boat - was about eight miles (12.8km) off Mumbles Head when it ran into trouble on its journey from Ilfracombe.
The other vessel towed it for more than an hour but, with a spring tide and choppy sea, the group found it difficult to make progress.
The group's members were also concerned about getting to Swansea in the dark.
The broken-down vessel was later towed to Swansea by a fishing boat from the city, the Natasha Jane.
Coxswain for Mumbles lifeboat Martin Double said: "Luckily they were aware that water and alcohol don't mix, although I got the feeling the groom-to-be was going to have a stag night to remember."
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How's about - interesting if you're sat in Calcutta across a table from one of the guys who was on the lifeboat doing the rescuing? Small world...
That is just unbelievable. All this internet stuff makes the world just about small enough for me to live in it.
Hoorah for the rescuers.
Not too mention
I guess this is a warning to us all