Stranded Anglers Catch a Welcome Lifeboat

31st August 2020

The fishing boat is towed to Cowes (credit John Green)


A fishing expedition into the Solent by a three-some aboard a 23-foot motor cruiser this afternoon ended up with them catching an unexpected but welcome tow from Cowes RNLI lifeboat.

After apparently landing just a single bass off Egypt Point the two men and a woman aboard the motor yacht were unable to restart their engine. 

The lifeboat launched at 3.40 pm and after arriving on the scene found the boat’s water pump had failed. So began a tow up the River Medina, to the boat’s mooring at the Folly. 

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station at 4.50 pm.