Calshot RNLI launch to kite surfers in difficulties
Shortly before 3pm on Wednesday 16 October, the HM Coastguard tasked Calshot RNLI's D Class Lifeboat 'Willet' to reports of two kite surfers in difficulties.
While the RNLI Lifeboat was on route the casualties were recovered safely to shore by Hill Head Coastguard Rescue Team who checked to ensure no further medical assistance was needed.
Happy their help was no longer required, the RNLI crew made their way back to station where the boat was washed down and made ready again for service.
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.