Poole Lifeboat was paged by UK Coastguard today for an immediate launch at 11:26 after receiving reports of a capsized sailing dinghy and two people in the water.
The lifeboat was quickly onscene east of Brownsea Island and located the upturned vessel with one person still on it. One person had been recovered onto a passing vessel.
The lifeboat crew took the one remaining person onboard and towed the partially submerged vessel into a beach at Brownsea Island. From this point the crews managed to re-right the vessel and empty it of water before towing it back to Poole Yacht Club.
Helm James Kilburn said ‘the two people in the water were wearing buoyancy aids so had the right kit on and thankfully some passing vessels put in the call for help’.
The lifeboat was re-fuelled and ready for service by 1:30pm.