Poole inshore lifeboat launched to capsized sailing dinghy
The Inshore lifeboat was swiftly on scene, where they found that the two occupants had been taken on-board a passing vessel, whilst a rib had attached a line but was not making any headway in the blustery conditions.
The crew quickly checked that the two occupants were well and that they did not require any medical attention. Two lifeboat crew entered the water to re-right the vessel, whilst the lifeboat transferred the casualties across onto the inshore lifeboat. The lifeboat then stood by whilst the two crew in the water righted the wayfarer dinghy and then they towed the vessel to Knoll Beach.
The Inshore lifeboat then returned to the station to continue with Open Day.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.