Storm Debi rescue for Severn Unit


Just as Storm Debi hit Gloucestershire the Tewkesbury based Severn Unit went to the aid of a 28ft cruiser which had sunk five miles up-river on the Avon.

HOU Nic Price said, “With extremely high winds gusting over 30mph this proved to be a very difficult operation.
We used our 26ft cruiser Minerva and our Rigiflex dinghy and between the two boats were able to tow the stricken vessel back to Tewkesbury Marina.“

The boat had been partly pumped out by the time the MVS crew arrived with a bilge pump to try and keep her afloat.
The boat eventually reached the safety of Tewkesbury Marina where the dock officers were awaiting her arrival.