Sunday, 31 January 2016

Dismasted sailing dinghy

Both the Coastguard team and RNLI inshore lifeboat (ILB) crew were paged just after midday to a report of a dismasted sailing dinghy and person in the water.

The solo occupant had abandoned the dinghy and managed to get to the large RNLI mooring buoy.

The ILB launched and collected the male bringing him ashore to the sailing club and waiting Coastguard team. The lifeboat crew returned and picked up the drifting sailing dinghy and brought it ashore as shown above.

The Coastguard checked the welfare of the dinghy sailor whilst members of the sailing club helped recover the dinghy.

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