Bembridge RNLI's All-Weather Lifeboat medivacs a crew member from a yacht
'RNLB Alfred Albert Williams' (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at 5.23pm on 7 August at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to medevac a crew member who had fallen, been concussed and possibly had a neck injury onboard a 22m sailing yacht, with 18 crew onboard, 2nm east of Ventnor.
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