Lymington RNLI rescue two people from submerged car
Lymington RNLI Lifeboat crew were roused from their slumbers just after 3.15am on Friday 24 November to rescue the occupants of a partially submerged car some 35 - 40 metres from the Tanners Lane shoreline.
Launching into calm seas, the crew of Lymington RNLI Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, B-882 David Bradley made quick passage to the east arriving to find two motorists standing on the top of the car.
With no seas running, Lymington lifeboat was able to get alongside allowing the grateful casualties to scramble aboard for the short ride back to the beach where they were met by a UK Coastguard team and later by the police.
Lymington RNLI cannot comment on how the vehicle ended up in the water that far from the shore. However whatever the circumstances, credit is due to the occupants who, realising their predicament, did the right thing in ringing for assistance rather than attempting to walk or swim ashore through a cold ebbing Solent tide.
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