Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat launched to a capsized dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Aldeburgh's inshore lifeboat (ILB), ‘Susan Scott’, was launched after a report that a twelve foot dinghy, with two people onboard, had capsized in the River Alde near Barbers Point.

At 12.50pm there was a UK Coastguard request to launch the ILB into the River Alde to rescue two crew from a capsized dinghy. On arrival at scene, the ILB crew, on realising the crew of the casualty had managed to right it, assisted in pumping out a majority of the water and attached a tow rope. The ILB crew then towed the casualty back to Aldeburgh Yacht Club.

Ensuring that the casualty crew were safe, the ILB returned to station at 2.40pm.

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