ILB launched 11 May, 2017.

On Thursday 11 May the lifeboat was requested to launch to assist a Shannon class lifeboat on passage to Selsey.

They had come across at 23ft yacht in Poole Bay requiring assistance into Poole Harbour. The lifeboat arrived on-scene and towed the yacht in, which had 3 people on-board.

The lifeboat had been back on station less than an hour when the pagers rang out again. This time launching to reports of a person in the water off Bournemouth Pier.

Whilst en-route further information came through that the person was now safe and well and the lifeboat was stood down.
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