LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED AS ANGLER MISTAKEN FOR PERSON IN DIFFICULTY AT RYDE SANDS

Reports of a person in the water and possibly cut off by the tide at Ryde led to the launch of Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat earlier this morning (Sunday).

Bembridge RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch at around 08:30 when Solent Coastguard was made aware of a person in difficulty on Ryde Sands, to the north of Springvale.

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team was also mobilised to the scene.

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The lifeboat arrived at Ryde Sands at 08:47 but was soon stood down as it transpired that the casualty was in fact an angler who was not in any trouble – although the tide was quickly rising.

The incident is being tested as a false alarm with good intent.

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Lambase
Lambase
1 month ago

From the photo it looks like Bart Simpson has taken up fishing.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Lambase
1 month ago

Good one 🙂

Andy Moore
Andy Moore
1 month ago

There’s a late entry for the Darwin Awards.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

waders and a fishing rod – clues were there!

 

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