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Busy evening for Poole volunteers in separate incidents

Lifeboats News Release

Both Poole Lifeboats were in action (Wednesday 30) yesterday evening as two calls for help were received.

RNLI/Dave Riley

Poole lifeboat launching
Poole Lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard at 8pm (Tuesday March 30) to assist a broken down 18ft cabin boat. The stricken vessel with 3 people on-board was situated off Old Harry.

The lifeboat headed down the harbour, conditions out in Poole Bay were calm, it was a clear night with a spring tide and an easterly breeze.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and checked everyone on-board was okay, a towline was attached and the lifeboat volunteers, brought the casualties back to the Port of Poole Marina.

When all was safe and secure, the lifeboat crew headed back to the station, after a thorough washdown and refuel, the lifeboat was ready for service by 10pm.

This was our 19th call out this year, whilst on exercise earlier the D Class had helped a boat who had found themselves aground, the lifeboat assisted until the boat was underway and was not at any further risk.

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