Lymington RNLI launch to a sailor in the water.
The Lymington crew were paged for a second time in 24 hours yesterday (1 June) at 1.28pm.
Lymington Lifeboat was launched on service to reports that a dinghy sailor that had spent 20 mins in the water just south of Oxey Lake.
The station's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat B-882 David Bradley launched in under 5 minutes under the helm of Greg Pachany.
The casualty had been pulled out of the water by the Royal Lymington Town Sailing Club boat after the casualties dinghy had capsized. A lifeboat crew member was on the club boat and made the emergency call to the Coastguard.
A crew member assessed the casualties given the time he had spent in the water. He was then transferred to the lifeboat and was taken back to the station and into the care of the shore crew.
The dinghy was taken back to Lymington with the support of the Harbour Masters Rib and a crew member.
Greg the helm said ‘Even though the weather is getting warmer the water temperature still remains very cold. It is always important to carry a means to be able to contact the Coastguard if you get into difficulty’.
Crew: Greg Pachany, Simon Naylor, Gunnar Christensen and Asher White.
Suzanne Brown, Lifeboat Press Officer, Lymington Lifeboat Station (07711) 393910 [email protected].uk
Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer, SE and London (07785) 296252 [email protected]
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