Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Introduction

For over 50 years Lymington RNLI lifeboat has provided search, rescue and lifesaving capability in the western Solent, Needles Channel and eastern sector of Christchurch Bay often working in conjunction with our inshore flank stations at Mudeford, Calshot and Cowes (IOW) and the all-weather Severn Class lifeboat from Yarmouth (IOW) as well as the local Coastguard units and helicopters from Lee on Solent (and historically Portland).

Since our 50th anniversary year (2015) we operate an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat donated by the family, friends and work colleagues of local man David Bradley, after whom the boat is named.

 

Launched to a RIB aground on the marshes

Shout 19  Friday 27 August

Called 1139 Ret 1330

Weather n/a

A RIB with 3 people on board was hard aground on the marshes to the eastern entrance to Pylewell Lake.  The 3 people were taken onboard the lifeboat and the anchor was deployed on the RIB to ensure it did not cause a hazard at high tide.

Medical evacuation

Shout 18 Thursday 26th August

Called 1640 Ret 1852

Weather NE4

Lymington lifeboat launched to evacuate a lady with an ankle injury at Colwell Bay on the Isle of Wight.  She was taken onto the lifeboat in a basket stretcher and taken to Yarmouth and handed over into the care of the ambulance service.

Persons in water near Lepe

Shout 17 Monday 16 August

Called 1742 Ret 1824

Weather SW4

Lifeboat diverted from exercise to support Cowes lifeboat with reports of 4 people in difficulty at Lepe. On arrival a shoreline search was started and after a period of time the lifeboat was stood down after confirmation came through all people were safe ashore.

Search for a missing kite surfer

Shout 16 Saturday 14 Aug

Called 1428 Ret 1505

Weather SW4

The lifeboat was returning from a previous shout when a call came through that a kite surfer was missing.  The crew started a shoreline search from Oxey Lake towards Keyhaven.  The call came through from the Coastguard that the person was safely ashore and the lifeboat was stood down.

Assist an Inflatable tender with engine trouble

Shout 15 Saturday 14 Aug

Called 1343 Ret 1421

Weather SW4

Lifeboat found the tender on the beach near Hurst Spit after a 999 call from a member of the public.  Tender and one person on board was taken onto the lifeboat and taken back to Milford on Sea.

Assisted Swanage lifeboat with yacht taking on water

Shout 14 Sunday 08 August

Called 1803 Ret 1947

Weather SW4

The casualty vessel had been taking part in the Fastnet Race and had hit something in the water resulting in significant water ingress.  Lymington supported the escort with the help from both lifeboat crew members and a salvage pump

Respond to a Mayday call

Shout 13 Sunday 01 Aug 2021

Called 1554 Ret 1758

Weather SW 1-2

Lymington crew assist a small motor boat taking on water just outside of the Lymington River.  On arrival there was a small amount of water ingress and the lifeboat crew established a tow and then proceeded back to Lymington Marina.

Assist a person in the water

Shout 12 23rd July 2021

Called 1307 Ret 1439

Weather E4

Called to assist a woman who had fallen into the water from her paddleboard at Milford on Sea. The lady was taken onto the lifeboat and given some basic casualty care and then taken back to shore

Assist an 8m RIB with engine trouble

Shout 11 Monday 19 July 2021

Called 1931 Ret 2051

Weather NE 1

Called to assist a motor boat with 4 children and 1 adult bear Tanners Lane. The lifeboat established a tow and took the vessel back to Lymington Marina

Assist a medical emergency

Shout 10 Thursday 01 July

Called 1158 Ret 1355

Weather SW4

Lymington RNLI assisted with a medical emergency at Barton-on-Sea yesterday lunchtime. The casualty had sustained an injury on the shore but had to be taken to hospital via the lifeboat

Online Fundraising Auction

Thanks to all bidders and prize donors.  It was a tremendous success raising £6,647 for the RNLI – from the Lymington Branch

Saving Lives at Sea Lecture

Community Safety Officer David Monks gave a lecture about the work of the Institution to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.

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RNLI Lymington Shop Open!

2021 Opening Details

Also Bank Holiday Monday 30th August

Tuesdays to Sundays 1200 to 1600
From Tuesday 19th October to Thursday 23rd December

 

Please help!

We need more volunteers to support our Lymington station, please click the links for information

Shop Volunteer

Fundraiser

Branch Treasurer 

For over 50 years Lymington RNLI lifeboat has provided search, rescue and lifesaving capability in the western Solent, Needles Channel and eastern sector of Christchurch Bay often working in conjunction with our inshore flank stations at Mudeford, Calshot and Cowes (IOW) and the all-weather Severn Class lifeboat from Yarmouth (IOW) as well as the local Coastguard units and Helicopters from Lee on Solent (and historically Portland).

Since our 50th anniversary year (2015) we operate an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat donated by the family, friends and work colleagues of local man David Bradley, after whom the boat is named.

 

RNLI Shop

Our RNLI Shop in Lymington has now re-opened, but you can still shop safely online too. In these difficult times your support means more than ever.

Click here and use code “Lymington” for free delivery.

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Lymington Lifeboat in Yachting Monthly

A great article in Yachting Monthly about a Lymington RNLI rescue earlier this year. The helm on the rescue was Phil Baker and commented “It is really important to always have a way to communicate if your need help and tell people ashore your timings and plans.

#lymington

Operational Area

Lymington Lifeboat Station

 

For over 52 Years an inshore lifeboat has covered an area of the western Solent, the eastern Sector of Christchurch Bay and out to the Needles.

We work in conjunction with our mainland flank stations at Mudeford and Calshot and Isle of Wight flank stations at Yarmouth and Cowes with whom we regularly exercise.

Apart from being on call 24/7/365, our crew and associated flank stations provide immediate rescue options for a number of major yacht events including the annual Round the Island Race.

 

The welfare of our volunteers, supporters and staff along with our ability to maintain our world-class lifesaving service is our priority.

‘We have re-opened the RNLI shops, museums and visitor centres with immediate effect. Our lifeboat stations remain operational and we will continue to respond to those in need but will not be open to visitors.

‘Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in peril at sea.’