Swanage lifeboat involved in medical evacuation from yacht.
Swanage all-weather lifeboat (ALB) assisted Poole lifeboat with a medical evacuation from a yacht in Studland Bay.
Meanwhile, the casualty yacht was released from its mooring and taken under tow by the ALB. The yacht was towed into Poole Harbour and taken to a local marina where it was secured safely with help from coastguard volunteers.
The ALB was then released to return to Swanage where it was re-housed and washed down.
ALB Crew: (Coxn) Gavin Steeden, Robert Aggas, Steve Williams, Darren Tomes, Alan Parmenter, Ant Hole
Shore Crew: (Head Launcher) Luke Kill, (Winchman) Gary Buglass, Felix Williams, Nigel Bower, Ben Bamber, Julian Vass
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