Category Archives: Lifeboat / Search & Rescue

RNLI Mayday Call To Boat Taking On Water With Baby On Board

At 5.30pm on Tuesday 16 July, Calshot RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were paged by the Coastguard to a Mayday call from a sailing yacht that was taking on water with four persons and a baby on board. Calshot RNLI crew quickly launched the Atlantic 85 Lifeboat ‘Max Walls’ to the stricken vessel that had reportedly already taken on 18 inches of

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RNLI’s Advice Saves Male Who ‘Went For A Swim’ In The Thames After An Afternoon Down The Pub

A man in his twenties moments from drowning in the River Thames has told RNLI crew how he managed to stay above the water by adopting the charity’s ‘Float to Live’ advice. The man, who had been at a local pub in Wapping had decided to go for a swim in the river but quickly found himself overcome by the

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RNLI Lifeguards Rescue Stranded Puppy From Sand Bank

Lifeguards were alerted to a puppy in trouble at 11 am by a member of the public who saw the dog stranded on a sandbar at the entrance to Rye Harbour. The dog had spotted a seagull and dashed off after it and into the harbour. Lifeguards Georgia Landy and Laurence Petit responded immediately with Laurence launching and coaxing the

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Whitby RNLI In Multi-Agency Rescue After Boat Capsizes With Four Persons Onboard

Whitby RNLI In Multi-Agency Rescue After Boat Capsizes With Four Persons Onboard The RNLI beach lifeguards who were on duty at the time also attended the scene using jet skis and retrieved a casualty from the water. When the inshore lifeboat (ILB) reached the sunken boat, the other three casualties had been plucked from the water by local fishermen, who

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Littlehampton RNLI Lifeguards Rescue Two Dogs In One Morning

Wednesday morning was a busy one for the lifeguards at Littlehampton East, as they rushed on two separate occasions to rescue two dogs trapped on the same shingle bank by the River Arun, one of the fastest running rivers in England. The river runs into the sea at Littlehampton East, a sand and pebble beach that stretches out over one

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Police Appeal After Fake Reports Made To HM Coastguard/RNLI

Officers from Police Scotland are carrying out enquiries following several false reports of vessels in distress made to the RNLI and Coastguard using social media. The first incident involved a report of a vessel in distress to the Coastguard in the Lossiemouth area on Monday, 17 June. The report led to a rescue operation at the beach area, but no

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WATCH: Injured Gorge Walker Airlifted To Hospital After Complex Rescue

An injured gorge walker was airlifted to hospital by the HM Coastguard St Athan helicopter on Sunday afternoon (23rd June) after falling from a waterfall. At around 12.50pm Dyfed Powys Police requested air support from HM Coastguard’s ARCC (Air Rescue Coordination Centre) after a gorge walker was reported to have fallen 20ft into shallow water near the Sgwd Gwladus waterfall

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Peterhead Lifeboat Out Of Service Owing To ‘Personal Rivalries’ Between Crew

The Peterhead Lifeboat is currently not in service because of a “lack of mutual trust” among some members of its volunteer crew. The RNLI has said that the move was a last resort after it has tried for years to help the crew to work through “personal rivalries and historic disagreements.” The RNLI had even used a trained mediator to

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WATCH: 2000 lbs WW2 German Sea Mine Is Detonated By Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team

A sea mine has been detonated after being picked up in a fishing net off the coast of the Isle of Wight over the weekend. The 7ft (2.1m) device, dating back to World War II, was caught by the vessel about 1.2 nm off the Needles at 08:00 BST on Saturday. HM Coastguard confirmed that explosives experts from the Royal

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Search & Rescue Drone Expert, Gemma Alcock, Named As Lowland Rescue’s New Air Services Director

Lowland rescue, who have been providing Search & Rescue assets in lowland UK for over 25 years, has announced its new Air services Director, Gemma Alcock.   Gemma is a member of Dorset Search & Rescue, as well as founder and CEO of SkyBound Rescuer.   She is well renowned in her field and recognized as an international expert on the subject

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