ALB Launches, Weymouth

Sat 18 August 18

Both boats launched to capsized kayakers


Time Out  2018-08-18 12:40:00

Time In  2018-08-18 14:30:00

Type  Kayakers

Position  Mupe Rocks

Coxswain  Tye Shuttleworth

Mechanic  Kevin Goddard


Solent coastguards requested Lifeboat assistance to numerous calls regarding capsized kayaks in the area of Mupe Rocks.
Both boats paged and launched.
Once on scene the ILB found the original casualty had been recovered from the water by a boarder agency vessel, and the partner was still paddling
The ILB took the casualty and kayak from the BA vessel, and started to escort the second kayaker to shore as they declined assistance.
The ALB was stood down as not required.
The second kayaker then also capsized and was taken on board the ILB
The ILB took both kayakers and kayak to Lulworth Cove and landed them safely on the beach.
With everyone safe and well the ILB was released to return to station. Both boats were refuelled and made ready for service