Lymington and Mudeford RNLI volunteers in joint recovery

Lifeboats News Release

When most folk were starting their working day, Lymington and Mudeford RNLI inshore lifeboats were recovering a yacht from Christchurch Bay.

On 31 March at 8.02am Lymington RNLI volunteer crew were tasked as Mudeford RNLI inshore lifeboat requested support to recover a yacht in Christchurch Bay.

Lymington RNLI inshore lifeboat David Bradley was quickly launched and arrived on scene a mile west of North Head Buoy by 8.19am. Working as a team the two inshore lifeboats secured the vessel, Lymington RNLI inshore lifeboat took over the tow, bringing the Bayliner along with its two crew safely back into Lymington.

Lymington volunteer helm Iain Wood said: 'Mudefords lifeoboat crew did a great job, arriving on scene first and securing the vessel. Its great to be able to support a flanking station.'

The Lymington shore crew recovered the station's RNLI lifeboat David Bradley at 9.48am and ready her for service.

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