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Yarmouth RNLI was tasked to launch by Solent Coastguard late last night (Sunday) following reports that a RIB with 7 people on board had gone aground at the mouth of Lymington River.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 23:47 and were soon manning the lifeboat and heading north of out Yarmouth Harbour.

It didn’t take long to locate the casualty vessel, which was confirmed as being aground on the marshes to east of the mouth of Lymington river. Due to the proximity to the shore, Yarmouth Lifeboat’s ‘Y’ boat was launched off the stern in order to assess the situation.

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Lymington Coastguard Rescue Team, Coastguard Rescue 175 helicopter, South Central Ambulance Service and Hampshire Constabulary were also mobilised to the multi-agency incident.

Having established that 1 of the persons on board required medical assistance and the remaining 6 would need to be taken ashore before the vessel could be recovered, Yarmouth RNLI requested the assistance of Lymington RNLI.

6 of the casualties, shaken and suffering from the cold, were taken ashore. The 7th person, who was suffering from a back injury, was airlifted by Coastguard Rescue 175 and transferred to an awaiting ambulance.

The RIB was jointly recovered from the marshes by Yarmouth and Lymington RNLI and towed back to Lymington by the latter.

Yarmouth’s Severn-class lifeboat returned to her berth at Yarmouth and was ready for service by 03:45.

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Opinions Matter

Why would anyone in their right mind go out in a boat at that time of night…..

John Gullible

Boats are for day and night.

For example – Sailing across the English channel in the dark, watching out for ships with the moonlight on the water at 0300hrs with a good wind. Amazing experience.

Riding into land at Yarmouth – probably not so amazing experience.


Where were they going?!

A few sherries may be to blame here.

Oh dear.

Old bean

Opinions matter I would say after the pubs had shut hmmm

Opinions Matter

Could they be charged with being drunk and in charge of a boat? Ha Ha!!!

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