Poole lifeboat launched just before 4.30pm on 24 August to a report of a person on a motorboat in the harbour experiencing a medical episode.
The lifeboat rendezvoused with the vessel as it entered the Port of Poole Marina. Two RNLI crew members boarded to assess the casualty and administer casualty care, whilst the lifeboat radioed for an ambulance. Once the ambulance arrived the casualty was transferred into the care of the ambulance crew and the lifeboat stood down. It was ready for service again by 6pm.
Three hours later the D Class lifeboat was requested to launch to reports of a jet ski, still attached to its trailer with one person onboard, in the Whitley Lake area.
Poole Coastguard Rescue Team had been tasked to help the jet skier earlier, but as he was approximately 200 metres offshore, the coastguards were struggling to communicate and requested that the lifeboat crew attend.
On arrival the lifeboat crew found the jet skier was concerned about leaving his jet ski and trailer. After some discussion, he was taken ashore to the waiting coastguards.
By now the jet ski and trailer were partially floating and at risk of becoming a danger to navigation on the rising tide. The lifeboat crew attached a tow and towed them to shallow water where Poole Coastguard Rescue Team was able to pull the jet ski and trailer ashore.
The lifeboat returned to its station and was made ready for service by 10.30pm.
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