Cowes and Calshot Lifeboats Attend Family Emergency

28th August 2021

Cowes lifeboat approaches Calshot lifeboat on Lepe beach.

RNLI lifeboats from Calshot and Cowes were launched this afternoon following reports of a family in difficulty during a paddle boarding incident off Lepe Beach.

Calshot RNLI lifeboat Atlantic 85 lifeboat was paged at 2.10pm. The volunteer crew arrived to offer assistance to two teenagers and a lady. A fourth male casualty was being airlifted to hospital when the lifeboat arrived.

Cowes RNLI lifeboat was also launched to assist during the incident.