Monday, June 27, 2016

Lifeboat crew treated to free cornets after rescuing ice cream boat with engine problems

Cowes RNLI on the Isle of Wight were tasked to assist a floating ice cream boat on a stormy Solent on Saturday afternoon.

The so-called 26ft Solent Ice Cream Boat, with 2 people on board, had told Solent Coastguard via mobile phone that it had engine trouble in the area of Osborne Bay near East Cowes.

The volunteer crew of Cowes lifeboat arrived on the scene just after 4:00pm and towed the craft to its mooring well up Wootton Creek, but not before the lifeboat crew were each treated to ice cream cornets for their efforts.

Lifeboat helm Neil Archer said: “It was an unusual way of saying thank you, but much appreciated in the humid conditions nonetheless”. The lifeboat returned to station at 5:35pm.


Barbwire said...

Ice cream cornets are ice cream cones in American speak?

arbroath said...

Yes, that's right.

Although often they're called cones over here, too.

Anonymous said...

The author of this article must have gotten a thesaurus for their birthday. :-D

An ice cream cone, poke or cornet is a dry, cone-shaped pastry, usually made of a wafer similar in texture to a waffle, which enables ice cream to be held in the hand and eaten without a bowl or spoon. - Wiki