Swanage inshore lifeboat launches to broken down jetski
Swanage’s inshore lifeboat ‘Phyl & Jack’ was requested to launch to assist a personal watercraft (PWC) in difficulties in Swanage Bay.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.