Swanage inshore lifeboat launches to broken down jetski

Lifeboats News Release

Swanage’s inshore lifeboat ‘Phyl & Jack’ was requested to launch to assist a personal watercraft (PWC) in difficulties in Swanage Bay.

Swanage inshore lifeboat at sea


Swanage inshore lifeboat
The PWC had broken down after rope was caught in the intake rendering the engine useless. As a result the PWC was drifting out to sea with the offshore wind, with the rider and passenger on board.

The persons on board the PWC were carrying all the appropriate equipment to request assistance, and when it became clear that they could not clear the rope from the intake and were unable to paddle the vessel in against the wind they requested help.

The lifeboat launched and was soon on scene. The two people were taken aboard the inshore lifeboat and the craft taken in tow. Once back at the Council slipway the PWC was secured to the jetty and the two people landed ashore. The lifeboat was then released to return to station.

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