13th September 2019
Cowes RNLI lifeboat dashed across the Solent this evening, following reports that three young men appeared to be in difficulties off the Lepe shore.
When the lifeboat arrived in the area of Lepe Spit Cardinal Buoy they found three men in their early twenties swimming in the fading light towards the shore with a kayak and a small inflatable dinghy.
It appeared that the alarm was raised when they were spotted clinging to the Lepe Spit buoy.
After ensuring the men safely reached the shore the lifeboat returned to station.