I felt pics of the injured skier & sinking dinghy were not appropriate.
Am sure the ski accident will become wider knowledge in due course, but for several reasons I dont want to get into it ( hasten to say none to do with me or Steve ).
The dinghy was a fireball ( or something) who snapped his rudder off in the entrance to Poole harbour and was totally swamped . One of the two crew was not happy at all as their safety boats were oblivious, but she seemed pleased when we pulled up
The Rib I had seen earlier in the day inside the harbour with the crew looking at the engine and not going far very fast . an hour later they had made it out into studland bay & they were still loking at the engine and starting to take the cowl off. I had chat and they too seemed very pleased to see us next to them, and it seemed they had spun the prop bushing ( the only thing that made sense to me - revs and gear OK but no 'go' ) we left them for ten minutes making 1knot back to Poole, but the swell was really quite big for that bit of Studland due to the easterly . I had a niggle in my head so went back and found them really not doing well with one of thier passengers quite cold and miserable ( who transferred to the ILB when it came out) , We tried to tow but didn't have a long enough line for the weight of the boat and the swell ( I guess about a 3m swell & 6 people/250 yam and a biggish hard nose osprey ) and after not long it parted .
So we stayed with them until the ILB turned up.
Have to give credit to the Poole station today ....out all afternoon but still smiling when we left them to it . FULL respect .