Windsurfer-rescued-by-Eastbourne-lifeboat

Byline: Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat was diverted from engine trials this afternoon to assist a windsurfer whose equipment had failed in Pevensey Bay.
Page Content: Electronic engineers from RNLI headquarters had installed upgrades to the computer systems aboard Diamond Jubilee and were leaving Sovereign Harbour with the volunteer crew to conduct trials. As they reached the harbour entrance they were contacted by Dover Coastguard to inform them that the family of a windsurfer had reported that he was in trouble and could not right his board and had been in the water for some time. In less than two minutes the ALB was alongside the casualty. The ALB crew launched the onboard ‘Y-boat’ (RIB) with crewmen Clive Collict and Alex Emberley aboard; the windsurfer was taken aboard and returned to the beach to be reunited with his family. The wind-surf board was then recovered and it too was taken ashore to be reunited with its owner.
Byline: Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat was diverted from engine trials this afternoon to assist a windsurfer whose equipment had failed in Pevensey Bay.
Page Content: Electronic engineers from RNLI headquarters had installed upgrades to the computer systems aboard Diamond Jubilee and were leaving Sovereign Harbour with the volunteer crew to conduct trials. As they reached the harbour entrance they were contacted by Dover Coastguard to inform them that the family of a windsurfer had reported that he was in trouble and could not right his board and had been in the water for some time. In less than two minutes the ALB was alongside the casualty. The ALB crew launched the onboard ‘Y-boat’ (RIB) with crewmen Clive Collict and Alex Emberley aboard; the windsurfer was taken aboard and returned to the beach to be reunited with his family. The wind-surf board was then recovered and it too was taken ashore to be reunited with its owner.