Skegness RNLI lifeboat assists four on speedboat
Sunday 14 August 2011
Author: Russell Matthews
The speedboat, Red Lighting, had suffered power failure approximately one mile off the Lincolnshire coast and was unable to return to the beach where they had launched.
The lifeboat launched just before 5pm and transferred crew member Craig Hopkins to Red Lighting when they came alongside a few minutes later.
Once the tow was rigged the lifeboat proceeded to tow the casualty back to the beach near South Parade Boat Compound, where both boats were recovered onto their trailers.
The lifeboat was back on station, refuelled and washed down by 6pm.
Peterborough Beer Festival IV was called out again on Sunday lunchtime, to help RNLI lifeguards search for a missing child on Skegness Central Beach. As the lifeboat was preparing to launch the child was found safe and well ashore.
Speedboat Red Lighting under tow by Skegness inshore lifeboat Peterborough Beer Festival IV. (Credit: RNLI/Skegness)