RNLI Lifeboat Crew Lasso Runaway Speedboat


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A lifeboat crew stopped an out-of-control speedboat by lassoing it.

The six-metre vessel went into a spin when its skipper, Peter Channing, 66, was trying to moor up and accidentally knocked the throttle.

He was thrown overboard and had taken off his kill chord — a safety device attached to his leg that should have pulled out the ignition key when he fell in the water — so the boat began to circle.

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