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Cowes lifeboat goes to aid of capsized catamaran

Lifeboats News Release

Cowes RNLI lifeboat was one of two RNLI lifeboats which responded to an emergency call involving a capsized catamaran today (Monday)

The catamaran, with two men aboard, had fallen victim of challenging wind-against- tide conditions off the Bramble Bank at the entrance of Southampton Water.

After being righted, the catamaran was escorted from near the entrance of Hamble River to Netley, first by Cowes lifeboat and then Calshot lifeboat.

Having launched just after midday, Cowes lifeboat returned to station at 1.15 pm.

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