Two shouts for Lymington RNLI
Yesterday on Saturday 3 June the Lymington voluntary crew were paged at 3.37pm to the first rescue of the day.
A motorboat which had been competing in the Round the Island Powerboat race was taking on water near the Needles. The lifeboat launched under the helm of Dave Hall and proceeded towards the Needles on the Isle of Wight.
The aluminium catamaran had been competing in the race and was being supported by one of the marshal boats. The lifeboat arrived at Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight and placed 2 crew members onboard the boat with a salvage pump. The lifeboat placed the boat under tow as the water levels were maintaining and took the boat back into Lymington Yacht Haven for an emergency lift out.
The Lymington crew were then immediately tasked to a second motorboat taking on water at the Lymington River entrance. Two crew we placed onto the motorboat with the pump and escorted them to the Yacht Haven for another emergency lift out. The lifeboat returned to the station at 6.20pm and was prepared by the shore crew ready for service again
Thanks to all our voluntary crew who give up their time to help saves lives.
Crew: Helm Dave Hall, crew: Richard Clarke, Luke Kelly-Granger, Oliver Janson.
Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer, SE and London (07785) 296252 [email protected]
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