Lymington RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew rescue stricken yacht

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Lymington RNLI lifeboat went to the assistance of the crew aboard a yacht that lost power in Hurst narrows yesterday (24 July).

At 12.44pm the call went out to the crew as the 22ft yacht got caught in the ebb tide through Hurst Narrows.

The vessel managed to deploy an anchor, but were without power. The lifeboat crew arrived on scene at 12.52pm in the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, David Bradley, helmed by Phil Baker and volunteer crew.

They put a crew member aboard to secure a tow line to the yacht, then returned the yacht to the safety of Lymington Harbour and the awaiting Coastguard by 1.33pm.

Lymington’s volunteer shore crew then readied the lifeboat for further service by 1.53pm.
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