The second shout of the week was to a paged call out on Thursday at 14.54 to search for a missing person. A search from Puckaster cove to Blackgang assisting Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team was carried out, the person was discovered further in land and we were stood down and returned to station.
Boat with Engine Failure Tasked by the Coastguard to a small boat with engine failure that broke down off Culver point with 4 persons on board and was drifting south. Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team had spotted them, and directed us to them. The vessel was taken in tow, towed around to Bembridge and placed on … Read more
Thank you to Pebbles Cafe, Sandown and all their customers who helped raise £525 for us, by doing a bonus ball lottery. We can not thank Jen Cook, Hannah Brown, Jane Cole & Deb Webster enough, you are all true friends to our station. This was done by a fortnightly bonus ball draw, mainly from … Read more
We had a lovely card arrive from Ryde Beach Lifeguards who have been operating this year in Sandown. Its been an absolute pleasure in working with your lifeguards and we will look forward to seeing you back in 2023. Well done for all your hard work.
Local children near our lifeboat station, Mia Cule, Isobel Cule & Sienna Watts spent the week decorating stones and selling them along the revetment in Sandown near our station. They wanted to raise £100 but smashed that to Raise £150! They came to our station on Monday to present us the Money. They have also … Read more
Tasked alongside Bembridge Coastguard to a Jetski declaring a PAN PAN in Sandown bay. The Jetski had struck a wooden Groyne and punctured the hull causing it to take on water. Vessel assisted by the Lifeboat and recovered back to the Lifeboat Station.
It’s always a pleasant surprise when Emilia Belchamber aged 13 from Surbiton and her Aunt Vivien White, pop in to our lifeboat station and present us with a donation each year. This year they raised a staggering £1150 and the previous year was £808.62. Since they started in 2018, they have raised £2658.62, this has … Read more
Mrs Kay Marriott, the Island’s High Sheriff, presented the crew of Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal, accompanied by Sandown Town Mayor Cllr Paddy Lightfoot, with volunteers and family members of the Independent Lifeboat. The medals, made of nickel silver which has been designed by Timothy Noad of the College … Read more