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Poole inshore lifeboat launched to capsized sailing dinghy

Poole inshore lifeboat launched to reports of a capsized dinghy near the Training Bank, outside the entrance of the Harbour.

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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