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Lifeboat goes to the rescue of two people stranded on Conister Rock

The Douglas lifeboat on a callout

The Douglas lifeboat on a callout

Douglas’s lifeboat went to the rescue of two people who got stranded on Conister Rock in Douglas bay last night.

Crew were paged at 8.20pm and the RNLI all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary was launched under the command of volunteer coxswain Neal Corran to recover the two people/

An RNLI spokesman said: ‘It is believed had walked out to the Tower of Refuge at low tide only to be cut off when the tide turned preventing them getting back to shore.

‘With the lifeboat unable to get close enough to the rock because of the state of the tide, volunteer crewmen Peter Cowin and Simon Bushe used the lifeboat’s “daughter boat”, an inflatable dinghy, to reach the two casualties and transfer them to the lifeboat.’

Tonight (Tuesday) there is an official walk out to the Tower of Refuge.

Click here for details.

 

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