Search for yacht that broke off 999 call to Solent CG

Shout 43 Monday 15th October Called 1840 Ret 2030 NNE 3/4 Search for yacht that broke off 999 call to Solent CG reporting that they were disabled between Old Harry Rocks and the Needles. Searched Christchurch Bay and out to the Needles Fairway Buoy nothing found....

Assistance to other emergency services in Totland Bay

Shout 41 Mon 1st October Called 0822 Ret 0930 NW 3/4 Assistance to Hampshire Constabulary, Needles Coastguard Mobile team and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service in Totland Bay in recovery of a body – no further details will be published Click here to see RNLI...

Cruising dinghy in difficulty off the Keyhaven entrance

Shout 40 Saturday 22nd September Called 1511 Ret 1645 ESE 4/5/6 Fast transfer of one young dinghy crewmember to the warmth of boathouse.  Followed by return to incident to recover boat and two other crew.  All shown our hospitality with hot showers, dry clothes, warm...

Vessel aground in Newtown Creek

Shout 39 Thursday 6th September Called 2354 Ret 0200 N 3/4 Vessel stabilised. Re-floated by itself at 08.00 Friday morning to continue onward journey. Click here to see RNLI Station site for official...

Small dinghy seen on marsh edge.

Shout 35 (During Open Day) Launch: 1546 Return: 1628 Weather:  SW5 Empty dinghy recovered to Lymington. Coastguard confirms as that lost previous day (Fri 10 Aug) from a Chichester based yacht transiting Lymington River. Click here to see RNLI Station site for...

Tow taken over from independent lifeboat

Shout 32, Sat 4 Aug Called 2000 Ret 2200 Calm Took over tow from Freshwater Independent Lifeboat of Lymington based craft they had been towing from Brooke Ledges off IOW South West coast. Click here to see RNLI Station site for official...

2 people clinging to hull of capsized dinghy

Shout 31 Tues 31st July Called 1445 Ret 1630 SW 3/5 Two persons clinging to hull of dinghy off West side of Hurst Spit.  Capsized dinghy righted.  Its rescue boat towed off beach and both boats escorted back into Solent. Click here to see RNLI Station site for...

Mayday call RIB sinking off Beaulieu

Shout 30 Sat 28th July Called 1516 Ret 1820 SW 7/8 Immediate second task to Mayday call from a RIB sinking off Beaulieu after hitting large waves and suffering electrical failure. Arrived to find only RIB console showing above water, two crew evacuated and transferred...

Capsized dinghy in River entrance.

Tues 27 July Shout 27 Called 1941 Ret 2100 Two teenage boys ferried ashore from Wight Sky rescue boat having been spotted clinging to their capsized dinghy by a passenger.  Lifeboat crew then returned to the Solent to find, right and sail the dinghy back. Click here...

Medical Emergency off Newtown Creek.

Saat 14th July Shout 26 Called 1207 Ret 1400 Gentlemen lost finger in winch. Yacht concerned commenced transit to Lymington to be met by Lifeboat en route. Injured person treated on boat and then evacuated to Lymington. Subsequently collapsed in the boathouse whilst...

Round the Island Race Shouts

Saturday 7th July Shouts 21-25 Shout 21 Called 0926 Ret 0946 – Small motor boat broken down off Warden Ledge in middle of Round the Island (RTI) Fleet! Shouts 22 – 25 various times – RTI Yachts observed hitting the Varvassi Wreck off the Needles....

14m Yacht aground on ‘The Trap’ (Hurst).

Sunday 17 June Shout 16 Called 2225 Ret after Shout 18 SW 5/6 Vessel re-floated on rising tide with assistance from Yarmouth all weather Severn Class lifeboat.  Yacht escorted to Lymington Yacht Haven. Click here to see RNLI Station site for official...

Unmanned dinghy reported adrift in the Solent

Sat 16 June Shout 15 Called 1638 Ret 1750 SW 5/6 Small inflatable with no markings or signs of habitation found washed up on marsh opposite Tanners Lane. Recovered to Lifeboat station. Click here to see RNLI Station site for official...

Man in the water at Lymington Town Quay

Thurs 31st May Shout 10 Called 0400 Ret 0430 Calm Lifeboat provided safety cover whilst unintentional 19 year old swimmer rescued by Hampshire Fire & Rescue Click here to see RNLI Station site for official...

Dinghy reported aground in Pylewell Lake

Sunday 20th May Shout 07 Called 20:24 Ret 21:15 Calm and Clear Unable to get inshore due to the low tide, two lifeboat crew walked across the mud to the vessel to find a young fisherman aboard a small inflatable ‘pool toy’ dinghy.  Occupant recovered to lifeboat...

Medical Evacuation of Injured Walker

Tues 10 April Shout 03 Called 1353 Ret 1615 Weather E/SE F1/2 Injured walker was in an unreachable position by road riverside location on the upper reaches of the Beaulieu River. Working with our blue light partners, the lifeboat crew assisted in the extrication of an...

Report of three explosions in Totland Bay

Monday 12th March Shout 02 Called 1915 Ret 2115 Weather NW F4/5 Lifeboat diverted from exercise to investigate three explosions reported by 999 in Totland Bay.  Stood down by Coastguard after shore investigations revealed ‘fireworks’. Click here to see RNLI Station...

RIB with 4 persons aboard reported sinking mid Solent

Saturday 6th January 2018 Shout 01 Called 01:20 Ret 04:50 NW F3/4 Lymington & Yarmouth lifeboats plus HMCG shore teams and the CG Helicopter searched for 3 hours and found nothing.  Call now believed to have been a hoax! Click here to see RNLI Station site for...