Out-of-control speedboat captured by RNLI crew
This was the dramatic moment a lifeboat crew lassoed a runaway speedboat in Devon.
An RNLI spokesperson said a sailor was trying to tie up his boat when he accidentally knocked the throttle and was thrown overboard.
He said the man had already unclipped the kill cord, a safety device that attaches to the skipper's leg, and pushed the throttle lever to full power as he fell into the water.
The six metre-long speedboat began to circle Devon's Teignmouth Quay, where a member of the public raised the alarm.
The RNLI spokesman said the lifeboat crew managed to get a line aboard the spinning boat, reach the throttle lever and reduce the speed.
He said the boat's owner managed to get ashore and was taken by ambulance to hospital.
27 May 2014