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22FT BOAT AIDED AFTER LIFEBOAT DEMONSTRATION

bembridgelifeboatlaunchrecoverBembridge RNLI were tasked to assist a 22ft angling boat yesterday afternoon (Saturday) having just about completed a demonstration of the lifeboat’s abilities to members of the public.

The Albert Alfred Williams All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) was carrying out a demonstration with Coastguard Rescue 104 Helicopter, in support of the lifeboat station’s annual open day, when it was tasked to assist a 22ft inboard engined angling boat with three crew onboard that had a rope around its prop just south of the Bembridge Ledge.

The boat was towed into Bembridge Harbour as the closest safe haven by the ALB.

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Bembridge’s lifeboat was re-housed by 17:30 ready for its next tasking.

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