Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Shouts 2019

Dramatic Rescue from RIB in marshes

Shout 34 Sun 29 Sept

Called 0022 Ret 0240

SW 7/9

Dramatic rescue of four people from a stranded RIB, stuck on the marshes east of Lymington River. Under extreme weather conditions the crew found the vessel on the lee shore on the marsh.  Two RNLI crew were dropped at the edge of the marsh and supported each casualty one at a time to the lifeboat. Given the sea state and the tide conditions it was unsafe to recover the vessel at the time. The casualties were taken to Lymington and transferred to the care of the ambulance service.                                     

Shouts 2018

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 to Beaulieu (one for medical assistance).  Returned to the Solent and in a joint operation with the Yarmouth all weather lifeboat pumped out RIB and towed it to Beaulieu.

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.

Weather Light Winds WSW 1/2

Shout 21 Towed to safe waters. Engine restarted and escorted to safety by Sea Start.
Shouts 22 – 25 RTI yachts observed hitting the Varvassi Wreck.  Safety check by RNLI crew – no further action. Yachts continued racing.
Shout 25 – as above but Yacht retired to Gosport under own power

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 station for a warming shower and then into hands of grateful parents.

Lifeboat returned to service at 21:55 after a deep clean

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 injured walker, transporting them down the river bank and across mud into the lifeboat for delivery to specialist care.

Shouts 2017