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Lymington called to yacht with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was tasked at 12:22pm to a 999 call from a 17 foot motorboat with three adults and one child onboard with engine failure, drifting in the Hurst Castle area.

RNLI/Suzanne Brown

Lifeboat returning to station

The station's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat B-882 David Bradley launched in under 9 minutes. The lifeboat proceeded quickly under the command of James Douch to the last estimated position of the casualty vessel, Declan O’Riordan spotted the casualty to the north west of Hurst Castle, the lifeboat was very quickly alongside assessing the situation.

Greg Pachany was put onboard to check over the casualties and to receive the tow line from the lifeboat. Ed Wallrock prepared the lifeboat for a tow and the casualty vessel was then taken into Keyhaven and placed safely along side.

The lifeboat then return to Lymington, refuelled and was ready for service.

The helm James Douch said, “You must always ensure you have appropriate safety equipment on board and lifejackets. Make sure you’re going to sea in a reliable well maintained vessel and always have a means to call for help should you get into danger.”

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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