Rescue Info

  • Launch date: Thu 07 Jun 12
  • Time Launched: 17:10
  • Crew: Em Foot
    Gemma Gill
  • Cause of Service: Person in danger of being carried away by tide
  • Sea State: Slight
  • Wind Force: 4
  • Wind Direction: Southeast
  • Casualty Type: Manual Pleasure Craft
  • Visibility: GOOD
  • Return Date: Thu 07 Jun
  • Lifeboat: Arancia 75
  • Tractor: Talus MBH

Surfers in trouble

The crew were paged to go and assist two surfers who seemed to be struggling to get back to shore against the wind. Once the crew assembled it was clear that the low water was going to mean a beach launch for the Atlantic lifeboat which would take more time than normal. The decision was made to launch the Arancia to go and pick up the casualties whilst the tractor and trailer was being prepared for a beach launch.

The Arancia was quickly on scene and found both surfers quickly near to Castle rocks, one of the surfers had made it onto the dangerous rocks, but was glad to see the lifeboat and both casualties were happy to come aboard the lifeboat as they were quite tired after paddilng for some time against the wind.

Both casualties were taken aboard the Arancia along with their surfboards and were quickly back at the station where they were checked over to make sure they were OK. The atlantic lifeboat stood down and was rehoused.