POOLE lifeboat volunteers had a busy day on Sunday after being called out to multiple incidents.

The Atlantic lifeboat assisted Swanage Lifeboat with a 40ft yacht being towed into Poole after it had taken on water off Swanage.

Just as Poole Lifeboat was about to take over the tow, they were waved down by a jet-skier who reported a 28ft motor boat which had broken down and was drifting further out to sea.

Poole Lifeboat requested the launch of Poole Inshore Lifeboat to deal with the 28ft motorboat, so they could then deal with the 40ft yacht which was being managed by the salvage pump.

The 40ft yacht was towed into Poole Yacht Club while the 28ft vessel was towed to Poole Quay Boat Haven.

The Inshore Lifeboat was then tasked to a 17ft vessel with one person onboard which had broken down off Hamworthy. It was also towed into Poole Quay.

James Kilburn, Poole helm, said: ‘With the hot bank holiday weather many boats have taken advantage of the weather.

“Often the first trip out of the season highlights a number of issues which have built up over the winter months, always take care when preparing your boat for sea and ensure you have a means of calling for help.”

Both lifeboats were refuelled and ready for service by 5.30pm.