Douglas RNLI lifeboat called out for second time on the same day
Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched again today (4 June) at 4.41pm when a RIB's battery failed rendering the boat immobile.
The Douglas all weather lifeboat, Sir William Hillary, under the command of volunteer coxswain Graeme Cushnie was quickly on the scene. The sole occupant of the RIB was transferred to the lifeboat and volunteer crewman Andy Morris put aboard the RIB to manage the tow back to Douglas.
The RIB was towed back to Douglas and the Fort Anne slipway where the RIB occupant with assistance from crewman Morris was able to recover the RIB onto its trailer to be taken away for repair.
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Caption for one attached photo: Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary returning to Douglas with RIB. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
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