Weymouth RNLI lifeboat launched to medical incident

Lifeboats News Release

Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 1.15pm on Sunday 22nd July to investigate reports from Solent Coastguard of a medical episode on a yacht which was anchored at Mupe Bay to the East of Lulworth Cove.

Weymouth lifeboat

RNLI Weymouth

Weymouth lifeboat

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 1.50pm and put two of the volunteer crew onto the yacht.

A middle aged male was found to be recovering from an event so no action was required from the volunteers.

Seeing the lifeboat alongside the yacht a Doctor who happened to be on another yacht also anchored in Mupe Bay, swam across to see if he could be of assistance.

At this time the causality was feeling much better and no further medical treatment was required.

With no other help required from the lifeboat crew they returned to the lifeboat and she left at 2.20pm for Weymouth.

The lifeboat returned to her berth at 3.0pm where she was refuelled and made ready for the next shout.

Weymouth Lifeboat RNLI Coxswain Andy Sargent said, 'At the time of the call there was a genuine concern for the man's well being, luckily it was all resolved and he is now fit and well.'

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