ILB launched 4 August, 2017.

Poole’s Atlantic Lifeboat launched (Friday August 4) at 23.30 to a report of a 24ft speed boat in need of assistance south of Brownsea Island.

The lifeboat crew located the vessel with four people on – board. They were in the shallow water near to the beach, having broken down.

After checking everyone was okay, a towline was attached and the lifeboat brought the stricken boat back through the bridges up to Cobbs Quay.

Though a dark night, the conditions were calm, with winds SW 2-3

After refueling the lifeboat was ready for service by 02:00