Lifeboat Launched Following Tresco Capsize

lifeboat May 2015The St Mary’s lifeboat under the command of 2nd Coxswain Peter Hicks was launched just before 4pm this afternoon.

A small sailing dinghy had capsized near Gimble Porth on Tresco and the lone sailor had swum ashore onto Northwethal where he was spotted and picked up by the Cyclone, one of the fleet of jet boats run by Tresco Boat Services.

RNLI Press Officer Steve Watt tells Radio Scilly that the lifeboat was stood down and returned to the moorings at around 4.15pm.