Second shout in 24 hours as Calshot RNLI launch to capsized vessel

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.06pm on Thursday 11 April, almost exactly 24 hours after launching to a kite surfer in difficulties, Calshot RNLI volunteers launch their Atlantic 85 Lifeboat to a capsized vessel and reports of a person in the water.

Calshot Atlantic 85 Lifeboat launching

RNLI/Laura Bean

Calshot Atlantic 85 Lifeboat launching
The sailing dinghy with a lone sailor on board had capsized between Netley and Western, the person then in the water was unable to right the boat and was seen to be struggling.

On arrival at the scene the casualty had made their way to the beach, Calshot RNLI crew were able to right the dinghy and recover it to shore.

The casualty was assessed and was in need of medical attention so an ambulance was called. The volunteer RNLI crew remained with the casualty until they were able to hand them over to the care of the ambulance service.

The crew then returned to the Lifeboat Station where the Atlantic 85 Lifeboat was made ready again for service.

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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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