Two shouts for the Lymington crew.
t was a busy weekend for the Lymington crew. Early Saturday morning (25 June) at 7.30am the lifeboat launched to cover the annual Round the Island race.
The Lymington lifeboat was situated south of Hurst Castle when they were requested to assist a boat that collided with another vessel.
The lifeboat under the command of James Douch made its way to the casualty vessels but as they arrived on scene they were re-tasked to a vessel near the needles with an injured crew member on board, who had suffered a head injury.
The lifeboat was quickly alongside with Yarmouth lifeboat who also were attending. A decision was made to transfer a paramedic from the Yarmouth’s Severn class onto the Lymington lifeboat and them onto the yacht with the casualty, along with a Lymington crew member.
After initial assessment it was decided to take the injured crew member back to Yarmouth Harbour for further medical assistance ashore. Freshwater independent lifeboat were tasked to deal with the original collision incident.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station shortly after.
Crew: James Douch, Piers Horobin, Alex Sheppard, Rob Merrix.
On the 26 June Lymington voluntary crew were again paged at 11.24am. HM coastguard had requested the lifeboat launch to another head injury on a 32ft yacht.
The station's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat B-882 David Bradley launched in under 7 minutes under the helm of Simon Nuding. The lifeboat quickly located the yacht which was making its way along the river back towards Lymington.
Two crew members boarded the yacht to assess the casualty. The sailor stayed on the yacht and with the help of the Lymington Coastguard the yacht was berthed at the harbour masters pontoon and the casualty was handed over into the care of the waiting ambulance.
Simon the helm said “the crew did exactly the right thing and called the emergency services as soon as it happened. The crew who has been racing the previous day were well prepared and were all wearing life jackets.”
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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Crew: Simon Nuding, Ed Wallrock, Gunnar Christensen, Alex Sheppard.
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