RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat tasked to a person reported in the water after capsizing
RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched at 8.35am, following a Coastguard request, to a person who had gone into the water after capsizing in the River Ore.
The RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was launched, after there was a report of a person in the water 100 metres off Orford Quay. They had been in an eight foot rowing tender that had capsized, throwing them into the water.
The casualty was wearing a life jacket and was holding onto the tender until help arrived. Fortunately a passing vessel rescued the casualty from the water and they were with the harbour master on Orford Quay.
Once on scene, the ILB was requested to retrieve the overturned tender, which had drifted down river. After the tender was located, it was righted, a tow rope attached and returned to Orford Quay. The ILB was stood down, after the tender was secured and the crew ensured the casualty was not injured.
The ILB returned to station at 10.16am.
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