Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat called to person in the water
HM Humber Coastguard requested the launch Hartlepool RNLI’s inshore lifeboat with a report of a person in the water near Newburn Bridge on Monday 25 July.
Hartlepool RNLI was paged at 1:57am by HM Humber Coastguard to attend the Newburn Bridge area of Hartlepool where a person was reported to have entered the water.
The Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew members were launched and were on scene at 2:12 am where the casualty was quickly located.
The man, who was in a distressed state, initially refused to be rescued but after sometime and with the man getting increasingly cold the volunteer crew members insisted that he was removed from the water and into the safety of Hartlepool RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and brought back to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and handed over to an awaiting ambulance and paramedic team.
The inshore lifeboat was then made ready for service by 2:45am.
Mike Craddy, Hartlepool RNLI’s Operations Manager said ‘Our volunteer crew members are ready anytime of the day to attend such an incident and help save lives at sea.’
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• Hartlepool RNLI’s volunteer crewmembers transfer the casualty from Hartlepool RNLI’s inshore lifeboat to awaiting paramedics.
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• Hartlepool lifeboat station has been operating since 1803. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org/hartlepool
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