Cowes lifeboat tows motorboat to safety

Lifeguards News Release

Venturing out into the Solent in a motorboat proved more problematical than expected for the four people aboard, leading to Cowes RNLI lifeboat having to come to their aid.

While in Osborne Bay the craft developed engine trouble, and its anchor failed to prevent it being driven ever closer to the shore.

Launched at 5.06 pm, the lifeboat towed the motorboat to a mooring at the Folly, in the River Medina, and finally returned to station at 6.30 pm.

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