Crew of RNLI Volunteers Lasso an Out of Control Speedboat
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution have released a video depicting some impressive lasso skills as a crew of volunteers tame a runaway speed boat.
The event was caused off the coast of Teignmouth, after a man fell overboard from his speedboat and knocked the throttle as he tumbled into the water. Unfortunately during the split second in which he fell in, he was not wearing a kill cord, therefore the RNLI lifeboat had to race over to the man’s uncontrolled boat before it collided with another vessel.
A man who fell overboard from his speedboat knocked the throttle as he went, leaving the speedboat to spin out of control. He had been wearing a kill cord, but had taken it off to moor the boat when the accident happened. The volunteer crew of Teignmouth lifeboat raced to the scene and managed to stop the out of control boat. The man, who was wearing a lifejacket, was rescued and taken to hospital as a precaution.
The video below shows the event, but also just how skilled and fearless RNLI volunteers must be.
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Article by Jack Bartrop