Cowes Lifeboat. By Nick Edwards

Cowes Lifeboat came to the rescue of four people who had got into difficulty on board a motorboat.

While in Osborne Bay on Saturday (14) the craft developed engine trouble, and its anchor failed to prevent it being driven ever closer to the shore.

Launched at 5.06 pm, the lifeboat towed the motorboat to a mooring at the Folly, in the River Medina, and finally returned to station at 6.30pm.