Breaking News First reported by Island Echo

DINGHY PROMPTS SECOND INFLATABLE LAUNCH FOR RYDE RESCUE

“These are not toys… they’re not to be used in the sea untethered” – that’s the message from Ryde Inshore Rescue tonight (Monday) following yet another shout for an inflatable seen drifting out to sea.

Ryde Rescue 2 lifeboat was tasked to launch by Solent Coastguard at 18:49 to reports of an inflatable drifting past Ryde Sands Post.

Volunteer lifeboat crew members were quickly on scene and recovered the small dinghy having ascertained no persons were in danger.

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It was only yesterday that Ryde Rescue were called out to recover an inflatable swan that was found a mile out to sea.

A spokesperson for the independent life-saving charity has taken to Twitter to say:

“Again no one on board but more resources and time wasted. These are toys… not to be used in the sea untethered”.

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