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Lymington lifeboat assists small yacht at end of the river

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Lymington RNLI, Atlantic 85, David Bradley were called at 7.38am on Sunday 3 June 3, 2018 to go to the aid of a 6m sailing yacht that had been reported as in difficulty by the cross Solent, Isle of Wight Ferry.

Lymington RNLI crew found the vessel anchored, out of the channel to the east of the river entrance and inshore of the distinctive Royal Lymington Yacht Club starting platform, having been towed to that location by the ferry safety boat.

An alongside tow was established and the Poole based vessel was quickly recovered to the Lymington Harbour Masters pontoon.

Lymington lifeboat was rehoused and readied for further service shortly before 8.30am.

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