Four people and a dog assisted to safety by Poole Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Poole Lifeboat launched today (29 Aug) at 12:54pm to reports of a broken down speedboat.

UK Coastguard received the call from the vessel informing them they had suffered engine problems on the approaches to Poole Harbour.

The lifeboat was soon on-scene with the four occupants and one dog.

A crew member was transferred, a tow was attached and they were safely towed back to Poole Quay Boat Haven.

Helm Dave Riley said 'the four occupants were well prepared, all had bouancy aids on including Lola the dog who received extra cuddles from one of our crew at the end of the incident.'

The lifeboat was re-fuelled and ready for service by 2:30pm.


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