The RNLI volunteer crew rescued two people in Poole Harbour after their trimaran capsized in the swell. Watch the video of the rescue here!
Poole lifeboat volunteers were called out on the afternoon of 11 July to Stakes Buoy, following reports of two people in the water.
The alarm was raised by an RNLI volunteer who was working on a boat in the harbour.
The two sailors on their Hobie trimaran were sailing in the harbour when their boat suffered damage to its outrigger.
This caused the trimaran to capsize in the swell.
The Poole inshore lifeboat arrived on the scene to find that the RNLI volunteer had already recovered the two people from the water.
The pair were cold but otherwise uninjured.
The RNLI crew towed the trimaran back to the fisherman’s dock at Poole and took the two people safely ashore.
At the time, conditions out in the harbour were choppy with brisk blustery westerly winds, force 4-5. There was also plenty of swell.
The operation was co-ordinated by the Solent Coastguard.
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