RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat called to a report of a motorboat in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the Susan Scott, was launched on Sunday 11 July, at approximately 6.52pm, following a report of a motorboat in difficulty south of Aldeburgh.

RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was launched in the River Alde, at the request of the Coastguard, following a report of a 17 foot motorboat, with engine failure, at Havergate Island, south of Aldeburgh. There were four people and a dog on board the casualty boat.

Once the lifeboat was on scene, the situation was assessed and it was decided that undertaking a tow was necessary and the safest way to assist the casualties.

The volunteer crew attached a tow line and the casualty was then taken to Orford Quay. The lifeboat crew assisted in getting the motorboat on the trailer and once they had ensured that the casualty was safe and secure, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station at 9.30pm.

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For more information please telephone :-

  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210/ chillpress@hotmail.co.uk
  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer (North and East) 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk
  • Jim Rice, RNLI Regional Media Manager (North and East), 07810658072/ jim_rice@rnli.org.uk

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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