Callout No. 5
RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to a person in difficulty in the river. RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched on Saturday 19 December, at approximately 4.35pm, following a Coastguard request, to rescue two people from overturned dinghies in the River Alde.
RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of two overturned dinghies in the River Alde, with one person in difficulty. Once on scene the lifeboat crew searched the area and found a dinghy onshore. It had a damaged sail, was tied securely, but no sign of the crew or the second casualty. While the local volunteer coastguard team searched the area, the ILB continued to search the river, before heading back towards the yacht club. The ILB crew made contact with the second casualty, who advised they had tied off the damaged boat, with the casualty crew returning together in the second boat. As both casualty crew were safe and well, the ILB was stood down and returned to station.