Lymington lifeboat assists small yacht at end of the river
The volunteer crew of Lymington RNLI, Atlantic 85, David Bradley were called at 7.38am on Sunday 3 June 3, 2018 to go to the aid of a 6m sailing yacht that had been reported as in difficulty by the cross Solent, Isle of Wight Ferry.
Lymington RNLI crew found the vessel anchored, out of the channel to the east of the river entrance and inshore of the distinctive Royal Lymington Yacht Club starting platform, having been towed to that location by the ferry safety boat.
An alongside tow was established and the Poole based vessel was quickly recovered to the Lymington Harbour Masters pontoon.
Lymington lifeboat was rehoused and readied for further service shortly before 8.30am.
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 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.