Both Swanage lifeboats launch to a yacht on the rocks near Chapmans Pool
The 36' yacht had run aground coming out of Chapman's Pool and requested assistance to get in to deeper water before the tide fell even more.
With the yacht now in deeper water the tow was released. The skipper of the casualty vessel checked below decks and as there were no signs of water ingress was content to continue on their passage so both lifeboats were free to depart the scene and return to Swanage.
ALB Crew: (Coxn) Gavin Steeden, Robert Aggas, Anthony Corben, Roydon Woodford, Duncan Youngs, Emily Condie
ILB Crew: (Helm) Becky Mack, Sam Aggas, Alan Parmenter
Shore Crew: (Head Launcher) Gary Buglass, Luke Kill, Jamie Trumper, Julian Vass
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