RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at around 4.45pm this afternoon at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to a possible medivac from No Mans Land Fort. An elderly guest had slipped and banged her head and chest.
On arrival at No Mans Land Fort, two crew members were landed to assess her condition and recommend the best option for getting her off the Fort so that she could be checked over in hospital. Having ascertained that she lived on the Isle of Wight is was decided to transfer her to the Alfred Albert Williams and bring her back to the Offshore Boathouse to meet up with an Ambulance. Two more crew were therefore landed on the Fort with the stretcher and once she was strapped in, the four crew then carried her down to the lifeboat.
The Alfred Albert Williams then returned to the Offshore Boathouse where the elderly guest was lifted off in the stretcher to await the Ambulance. The Alfred Albert Williams was then washed down and was recovered by 6pm.
photo credit to Will Matthews (Cowes RNLI)
RNLB Norman Harvey (Inshore Lifeboat D-778) was launched at just after 7pm this evening at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to assist a 24ft sailing yacht with one person onboard that had gone aground (on a rising tide) near the entrance of Bembridge Harbour.
The Norman Harvey was on scene by 7.20pm and after discussing the options with the skipper it was agreed to tow the yacht to the Visitors Pontoon. Having berthed her safely alongside, the Norman Harvey returned back to Lane End and was recovered by 8pm.