RNLI lifeboats responded to back to back calls on Sunday, July 18, in Bournemouth and Poole.

Both of the lifeboats stationed at Poole were requested to launch by UK Coastguard just before 5pm to the report of a missing person, last seen entering the water east of Bournemouth Pier. 

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The lifeboats were swiftly responded to the call however they were asked to standdown by UK Coastguard and return to station as news came through all was well at the Pier.

Later, Poole lifeboat was tasked again just before 8.30pm to a report of a jet ski with two people on-board, requiring assistance as it had broken down at Bournemouth Pier.

When the lifeboat arrived on scene, it was clear the jet ski had enountered engine failure - three people were onboard.

The lifeboat crew checked that the people were okay and then transferred them across onto the lifeboat and  jet ski was towed back to Baiter Slip way.

Once the casualties were safely ashore, the lifeboat returned to the entrance of the harbour where  they had earlier witnessed numerous vessels being towed and paddle boarders, all struggling against the changing tide.

The lifeboat checked in with a couple of vessels undertow, to see if they were okay and happy to continue, which they were.

The lifeboat crew were then waved down by a paddle board with two people, who were not making any headway and were exhausted.

The lifeboat took the paddle boarders and their board on to the lifeboat and brought them back in the harbour to Whitley Lake, where they could get ashore, in the shallows easily.

As light was fading the lifeboat returned to station after a wash down and refuel the lifeboat was ready for service by 10.30pm.