RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to rescue stranded speed boat

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched at approximately 9.15pm, following a Coastguard request, to a speed boat that was stranded on the mud in the River Alde.

RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of a speed boat stranded on the mud, with six people on board. They had requested help in transferring everyone to shore, as the tide was low and did not want to remain on-board overnight.

Once on scene, the ILB crew assessed the situation, then transferred an ILB crew member on-board the speed boat. They then proceeded to take the speed boat crew off in relay, which was difficult due to the low tide and mud. The speed boat was secured and the ILB stood down, once the casualties were safely taken ashore.

The ILB was back on station at 11.45pm.

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For more information please telephone :-

  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210 email chillpress@hotmail.co.uk

  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer (North and East) 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk

  • Jim Rice, RNLI Press Officer, 07810658072/ jim_rice@rnli.org.uk

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