Cowes Lifeboat Station

Night-Time Capsizing Sparks Cowes Lifeboat Launching

4th December 2017

Cowes RNLI lifeboat raced across the Solent this (Saturday) evening to
reach two men who had ended up in the water after their dinghy
capsized.

The men were in the process of reaching the shore from their yacht moored in
the Beaulieu River. Both were wearing lifejackets and managed to reach a
mid-river pontoon.

They began to suffer from the cold, however, which required some initial
treatment from two members of the lifeboat crew. The yachtsmen were then
rushed ashore to a waiting ambulance.at Gins Farm, Beaulieu.
The lifeboat, which had launched at 8.15 pm, returned to station at 9.21 pm.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer.