Ramsey RNLI launched to report of person in sea
Ramsey RNLI lifeboat and her volunteer crew were launched at just after midday today (Monday 6th June) at 12:14 following reports of a person in distress in the sea off the Queen’s Pier, Ramsey.
The man had fallen from his yacht, moored at the visitor buoys in Ramsey Bay, whilst attempting to board his tender-dinghy.
A second yacht in the vicinity located and recovered the unharmed but shocked and cold casualty and took him into Ramsey Harbour, where he was safely transferred to a waiting ambulance.
Ramsey lifeboat meanwhile retrieved the drifting dinghy, which contained the man’s possessions. The dinghy was taken safely in tow to Ramsey Harbour.
Due to tidal conditions Ramsey lifeboat could not be recovered immediately and was moored temporarily in the harbour until mid-afternoon, before transferring to the beach and subsequent recovery to the boathouse.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.