Bembridge RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat has successfully assisted in recovering an 18ft angling boat that ran aground on Bembridge Ledge yesterday (Sunday).
‘Norman Harvey’ launched at 17:07 this afternoon on a pre-arranged tasking to recover the 18ft Warrior angling boat in the vicinity of Black Rock.
The boat had only recently been purchased and had left Langstone Harbour on Sunday morning.
Having failed to get off on this morning’s high water, the owner, his 8-year-old son and their dog were encouraged to return home to the mainland earlier today and to leave the boat’s recovery to the lifeboat crew.
After waiting about half an hour for the tide to make sufficiently, the Norman Harvey was able to successfully recover the boat, tow her into Bembridge Harbour and put her alongside the visitors pontoon.
Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team was mobilised to provide safety cover during the recovery operation.