ILB Launches, Weymouth

Fri 13 November 20

ILB launched to a paddle boarder thought be be in difficulties


Time Out  2020-11-13 14:00:00

Time In  2020-11-13 15:00:00

Type  Paddle boarder

Position  Greenhill

Helm  Tim Anderton



NMOC requested lifeboat assistance to a paddleboarder reported by a member of the public as not being able to make shore at Greenhill beach.
DLA authorised an immediate readiness page for the Atlantic 75
Once the required crew had assembled a full brief was given and the Atlantic launch and proceeded to the position
The ILB arrived on scene to find the paddleboarder close to shore and in need of no assistance.
Wyke Coastguard team were also on the shore.
The casualty had been using a sail on the paddleboard. The wind had dropped and he had no means of paddling ashore.
The ILB was released to return to station, refuelled and made ready for service.