Incident - Kitesurfer In Difficulty
Monday 13 May Watchkeepers observed kitesurfer unable to re-launch and attempting to swim against an ebb tide to shore with kite. Informed Solent CG and continued observation. Observed passing paddle boarder and RIB moving to kitesurfer to assist. RIB towed kitesurfer safely to shore. Solent CG informed. No further action.
Incident - Grounded Yachts
Sunday 5 May Watchkeepers informed Solent CG that yacht had run aground on sands off Dawlish Warren. No sign of distress. Solent CG requested continued observation. Radio message from Solent CG to yacht who confirmed they would wait for rising tide to refloat. Yacht later refloated. No further action.
Tuesday 7 May
Congratulations to Ruth Heeley and Chris Tipping who have completed their assessments to become our newest watchkeepers - welcome to the team.