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Broughty Ferry lifeboat rescues man from river

Lifeboats News Release

Broughty Ferry RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called into action this morning (Tuesday 5th July) to come to the assistance of a distressed male in the water around Broughty Ferry Harbour.

Broughty Ferry RNLI crews were alerted just before 2am by the coastguard of a distressed male at the harbour. Volunteers crewed the inshore lifeboat which made the short trip to the harbour. Once there, they pulled the man from the water into the lifeboat. He was transported back to the lifeboat shed where he was assessed by the volunteer crew and found to be cold but uninjured.

He was then passed over to the waiting ambulance crew who continued to provide care.

RNLI media contacts

Colin Davidson, RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer for Broughty Ferry on 07963 482348, cdavidson6@nhs.net

Or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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