Cowes lifeboat called out to ‘possibly violent man’ in the sea

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The Cowes RNLI Crew were called out early this morning to reports of a possibly violent young man in the sea

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:55am

By George Chastney

Three cheers for emergency services and all those who kept the Island moving during Storm Ciara (including Island Roads)

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team

Thank you to all the teams who carried out rescues or made the Isle of Wight safe for residents yesterday. You are very much appreciated

Monday, 10th February, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

RNLI crew member left 40th birthday party to respond to boat in trouble

lymington helm leaves his 40th birthday party to answer pager

Coming over from Lymington to a report of a boat run aground at Newtown Creek, this RNLI crew member left his own 40th birthday party to help others

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 7:37am

By Suzanne Brown

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual crew lunch

Lifeboat Get together 2020

Leading the way into the Royal Yacht Squadron's marina was the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Bembridge – to be followed by a number of RNLI and independent inshore lifeboats

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:05am

By George Chastney

Sinking yacht sparks major Solent emergency

Sinking Swiss Yacht

The yacht had been on passage from Portsmouth to Cowes when the incident occurred

Monday, 11th November, 2019 4:02pm

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight ‘Swim Safe’ project benefits well over 1,000 children

Robin Emsworth presents excellence awards to Colin and Helen Wilkinson.

The success of the Swim Safe project was just one initiative highlighted at the RNLI's Isle of Wight AGM last week

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:08am

By George Chastney

Tangled spinnaker leads to man overboard

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The yacht had tipped flat onto the sea when a crew member climbed the mast to try to free the recalcitrant sail, resulting in him crashing into the water.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 7:57am

By George Chastney

Teen’s legs crushed in two-boat collision

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At least one of the teenager's legs is thought to fractured from the incident while his legs were dangling over the side of the yacht.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 8:12am

By George Chastney

RNLI launches £52,000 appeal to fund new lifeboat for Portsmouth

Portsmouth D-class inshore lifeboat Brian's Pride D-716 at sea during a training exercise. Shot for Portsmouth D-class fundraising appeal 2019.

The new lifeboat will be built on the Isle of Wight and there are hopes the local community will get behind this appeal.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 5:10pm

By Paul Dunt

Large rise in numbers of St Helens and Bembridge fort walkers: Photos and rescue details

st helens fort walk

RNLI estimate 4,500 people took part in the Fort Walk at the weekend, with one rescue of a father and sons.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Fort Walk: 2019 dates revealed along with safety information

St helens fort walk

Take note of the safety advice before attempting the St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk later this week. OnTheWight has tips from the RNLI.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 5:59pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes RNLI Lifeboat called after crew member breaks arm

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The emergency involved a crew member who had suffered a broken arm aboard a yacht.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 4:24pm

By George Chastney