While heading back to the boatshed from the launch site we noticed a vehicle stuck on lepe road in flood water with waves breaking over it.

Crew headed to the boat shed to kit up and drove tractor to the vehicle.

On arrival the female was removed and taken to safety and a lepe ranger made his way back to the country park on foot.

A tow rope was connected and the car was towed to the coastguard cottages car park area.

During this time several vehicles where advised to turn around due to the depth of the standing water on the road.

Crew then returned to the boatshed, washed down all equipment and continued with maintenance tasks


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Registered Address 9 Sycamore Way, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4RX

Operating Address  Via Lepe Country Park, Exbury, Hampshire, SO45 1AD