Poole Lifeboat launched to assist broken down vessel in blustery conditions
Poole Lifeboat were requested to launch on Sunday (September 27) by UK Coastguard at 2.30pm to a 14ft fishing boat with engine failure. The fishing boat with 2 people on-board was in Studland Bay, when they suffered engine failure and reported to be taking on water.
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.