ILB Launches, Weymouth

Wed 08 August 18

ILB launched to a kite surfer & paddle boarder in difficulties


Time Out  2018-08-08 21:00:00

Time In  2018-08-08 22:10:00

Type  Kite surfer / Paddle board

Position  Ferry Bridge

Helm  Tim Bean



Solent coastguards requested lifeboat assistance to a report of a kite surfer in difficulties in Portland Harbour.
A paddle boarder had gone to assist the Kite Surfer, and had also got into difficulties in doing so.
ILB paged, launched, and proceeded.
Wyke CRT also tasked to the scene.
As the ILB arrived on scene, a member of Wyke CRT confirmed the 2 casualties were just walking ashore un harmed, and no further assistance was required.
ILB was released to return to station, refuelled and made ready for service.