Hastings ILB was diverted from exercise this morning after Solent Coastguard received reports of a small dingy in difficulty off of St Leonards. 
The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and located the inflatable with one occupant on board which was being blown offshore. The crew brought the casualty back to the beach where they were assisted by Bexhill Coastguard.

The ILB was then tasked to assist a broken down motor boat off of Hastings with two persons on board. They soon had the vessel under tow and brought the boat safely back to the Hastings Motor Boat & Yacht Club with Hastings Coastguard Rescue team assisting.

A busy morning for our volunteers!

For essential beach safety advice please go to https://rnli.org/safety/beach-safety/beach-safety-advice