Cowes Lifeboat Station

Adventurous Teenagers Were Marooned on a Wreck

25th May 2014

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Exploration took on a scary turn for two teenagers this evening, resulting in Cowes lifeboat having to come to their rescue.

The incident occurred after two 16 year boys had put planks across mud in the River Medina to reach an historic wreck of a vessel off the west bank.

However, while on the wreck they suddenly found their route back to dry land had been cut-off by an incoming tide.

A passerby raised the alarm with Solent Coastguards and the lifeboat eventually landed the youths at the Folly pontoon on the east bank. There they were met by mobile coastguards from Newport, who took them back to their Island homes.

The lifeboat was launched at 7.58 pm and returned to station at 8.34 pm.

Photo Caption: The two boys being taken across the river to the Folly.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer.

Photo Credit: RNLI/Cowes