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Poole volunteers assist two crew and capsized hobie cat

Lifeboats News Release

Poole lifeboat was requested to launch by HM Coastguard (Monday July 3) just after 12.30pm to a capsized hobie cat with 2 people on-board.

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Poole lifeboat approaching the hobie cat
The vessel had been blown onto the break water just outside Poole Yacht club and was crashing against the wall, with the wind was against the tide causing a lot of chop, the vessel was being bashed relentlessly with the strong gusting westerly wind.

The lifeboat crew were swiftly on scene and checked the welfare of the people, they were okay, the lifeboat crew advised them to go ashore to the bit of beach at the edge of Hamworthy Park. The lifeboat manoeuvred the vessel free and landed it safely on the beach. Poole Coastguard were on scene, so the lifeboat crew handed the casualties into their care and as all was safe and well returned to station.

The lifeboat was made ready for service by 1.45pm.


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