ILB Launches, Weymouth

Sat 21 November 20

ILB launched to assist kite surfer in difficulties


Time Out  2020-11-21 15:00:00

Time In  2020-11-21 16:00:00

Type  Kite Surfer

Position  Portland Harbour

Helm  Lyle Stantiford



NMOC requested Lifeboat assistance to a report of a kite surfer being ‘body dragged’ in Portland Harbour.
DLA authorised the launch of the ILB
ILB launched and proceeded to the reported position between Castle Cove Sailing club and Sandsfoot.
Once on scene an initial search found nothing.
C.G Helicopter 175 was training in the area and offered assistance. The ILB requested them to search towards the First Arm of the breakwater.
A National Sailing Academy RIB was seen departing the arrive.
The ILB closed this vessel and confirmed they had recovered the casualty safe and well with no need for medical attention.
All units were stood down to return to station were the ILB was refuelled and made ready for service.