4th August 2019
An afternoon trip into the Solent ended almost before it began for three adults and two children aboard a 12-foot motorboat – leading to Cowes RNLI lifeboat responding to an urgent call for help.
The boat had suffered engine trouble at the mouth of Beaulieu River, minutes after setting off from Bucklers Hard.
Launched at 2.42 pm, the lifeboat crossed the Solent to find that the motorboat had been saved from going aground by the independent Solent Rescue lifeboat. Cowes lifeboat then towed the motorboat back to Bucklers Hard. It returned to station just after 4 pm.