Swanage lifeboat involved in medical evacuation from yacht.

Lifeboats News Release

Swanage all-weather lifeboat (ALB) assisted Poole lifeboat with a medical evacuation from a yacht in Studland Bay.

Swanage Lifeboat Crew

RNLI/Roydon Woodford

Swanage Lifeboat Crew
The lifeboat launched and made good speed towards Studland in breezy but slight conditions, rounding Old Harry just 7 minutes after leaving the slipway. Poole lifeboat was already alongside the casualty yacht and the volunteer crew had assessed the casualty, but required some help with the transfer to their lifeboat. After the transfer, Poole lifeboat made their way into Poole harbour where the casualty could be transferred ashore and care continued.

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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