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Lymington RNLI assists a motor boat in difficulty.

Lifeboats News Release

On the 28 August at 4pm Lymington Lifeboat launched the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat David Bradley, as requested by Solent Coastguard.

Lymington rescue

RNLI/Suzanne Brown

Lymington rescue
The lifeboat was needed to take over the tow from Mudeford lifeboat, of a 22ft motor boat taking in water. The lifeboat proceeded out of the Lymington River and towards Hurst Castle in the Solent. Once on scene the lifeboat did an alongside tow, as the weather condition were very calm.

Mudeford lifeboat and Freshwater Inshore lifeboat had used their pumps to control the water ingress. The Lymington lifeboat deployed the salvage pump on standby as the water ingress had been stopped by the Mudeford lifeboat crew. After Mudeford and Freshwater lifeboats were released by Solent Coastguard the lifeboat proceeded up Lymington River to Haven Quay for an emergency lift out.

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Helm Greg Pachany, Crew Richard Clarke, Simon Naylor, Ted Ward.

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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