Published: August 25, 2013
Burnham-On-Sea lifeboats tow broken-down powerboat to safety

Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were called to rescue a broken-down powerboat on Sunday morning (August 25th).

The town's two lifeboats were preparing to return to their station following a training session when they were tasked with helping the owner of the vessel.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Ricky Holmes had spotted a motorboat towing in a broken-down powerboat and tasked the lifeboats to see if they could help.

Dave Chandler, the owner of the motorboat, a 28ft ex-ship lifeboat, gratefully accepted the help and the powerboat was taken under tow by the lifeboats.

Dave had already towed the powerboat from Combwich, and said he was relieved to hand her over so that he could get back to his moorings.

Ricky said: "I would like to thank Dave Chandler for his assistance. This is the second time this week that the lifeboats have been called out while on training - the first being on Wednesday evening to check on some children in the water. This shows how busy our volunteers can be and the variety of tasks they are called to."

Pictured: The rescue underway on Sunday (pic: Helen Brodie)


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