Looe RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew tow broken down speedboat into Looe harbour

Lifeboats News Release

It was an early morning alert for their third shout within 18 hours as the Looe RNLI volunteer crew launched their D class inshore lifeboat to tow a broken down speedboat safely back into Looe harbour.

Looe RNLI/Ian Foster

Stock image of the Looe RNLI D class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith passing the Banjo Pier and White Rock.

The volunteer’s pagers sounded at 6.58am this morning, Sunday 6 August, as HM Coastguard had received reports of a broken down speedboat off the Banjo Pier in Looe. The charity’s D class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith was launched six minutes later and was able to tow the speedboat with two occupants on board back into Looe harbour.

It was a busy weekend for the volunteer crews of Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station, launching the inshore lifeboat three times with 18 hours.

Notes to editors

No photos of this rescue are available however we have provided a stock image of the Looe RNLI D class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith passing the Banjo Pier and White Rock. Please credit Looe RNLI/Ian Foster.

For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk.

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