Poole lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard at 4.30pm to a report of a 17ft speedboat with 4 people on-board that had broken down In Studland Bay (Saturday September 29)
The lifeboat was soon on scene and found the speed boat some 100 yards from the shore, its anchor was dragging and pushing them onto the shore. Conditions were fine, with a South Easterly breeze.
The lifeboat volunteers checked that the people on-board were okay and put a crew member on the vessel who connected a tow line, then the lifeboat brought the vessel safely back through Poole harbour to Baiter Slipway, where they had launched from.
The lifeboat returned back to station after refuelling was ready for service by 6.15pm.
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.