Looe RNLI investigate a drifting dinghy
A small blue dinghy found drifting at the back of Looe island has been towed back to Looe lifeboat station by our volunteer crew
Yesterday evening, Saturday 13 June 2020, Falmouth coastguard operations centre received a call from a kayaker reporting an empty dinghy drifting at the back of Looe island.
Our volunteer RNLI crew were paged at 6.42 pm and launched the charity's Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II to investigate. Arriving quickly on scene our crew found an empty small blue dinghy. A tow was established, and the dinghy was taken back to Looe lifeboat station
We have spoken to the dinghy’s owners who are arranging collection.
Notes to editors
· It has been a busy period for our volunteer crews, between 26 May 2020 and 13 June 2020 we have responded to eleven shouts, resulting in twelve launches of our inshore lifeboats.
· Looe RNLI Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II towing the dinghy back to the lifeboat station
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster
· Looe RNLI volunteer crew Jack Spree bring the dinghy ashore at Looe lifeboat station
Photo credit RNLI / Eric Candy
· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith
· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk
· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI
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