Lifeboat in action after inflatable injury

By Ross Findon

Monday, July 21, 2014


A MAN injured while being towed in an inflatable had to be rescued by Bembridge RNLI yesterday (Sunday) — one of three incidents for the lifeboat in the same day.

They were called to the aid of the man at 5.10pm, in the Priory Bay area.

A RIB with the casualty on board was towed to Bembridge Harbour, where he was transferred to a waiting ambulance, according a spokesman.

Earlier they came to the aid of a 38ft motor cruiser with two people on board, which had broken down off St Catherine’s Point and was towed to Portsmouth.

On its way back it carried out a training exercise with the coastguard helicopter.

At 6.30pm they were called to assist Selsey RNLI search for two divers, however the divers were located before the Bembridge team reached the area.


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