Calshot RNLI lifeboat rescues four persons and a dog from Bramble Bank

Lifeboats News Release

As volunteer lifeboat crew were heading home from work on Tuesday 9 October, they were called to respond to a Mayday call from a motorboat that had come into difficulty on the Solent.

Calshot Atlantic 85 and Calshot D Class Lifeboats assisting Motorboat aground

RNLI/Laura Bean

Calshot Atlantic 85 and Calshot D Class Lifeboats assisting Motorboat aground
The Mayday call came in just after 5pm from a 42ft Phantom motorboat which had run aground at Bramble Bank with four persons and a dog on board. There were four persons and a dog on board. Two of the casualties had sustained injuries, one to their chest and knee from the impact and the other a shoulder injury.

The persons and dog on board were all transferred to Southampton Patrol who took them to Hamble where they were met by Hill Head Coastguard Rescue Team and the Ambulance service.

Calshot RNLI Lifeboat crew stayed with the vessel to assess the damage and found that the anchor could not be deployed, therefore both lifeboats stayed with the motorboat until the tide allowed the boat to refloat and the Calshot Atlantic 85 Lifeboat crew were able to tow it off the bank. Seastart then took over the tow to take the vessel to their desired destination.

Calshot's volunteer crew were then able to return to station and the lifeboats were made ready for service again by 8 pm.

We are pleased to report that Ralph the dog was unharmed during the incident. We can also confirm this is Calshot RNLI Lifeboat Station's 100th shout this year!

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Calshot Atlantic 85 and Calshot D Class Lifeboats assisting Motorboat aground

RNLI/Laura Bean

Calshot Atlantic 85 and Calshot D Class Lifeboats assisting Motorboat aground
Calshot Atlantic 85 and Calshot D Class Lifeboats assisting Motorboat aground

RNLI/Laura Bean

Calshot Atlantic 85 Lifeboat towing motorboat off of Bramble Bank

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.

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