Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat launched to report of Person in Water – Port Glasgow
At 1634 hours on Wednesday 4th May, 2016 Belfast Coastguard requested Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat to launch as they had received a report from the Police that there was a male standing in the water close to Newark Castle.
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, in a normal year, 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.