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Plymouth volunteer inshore lifeboat crew assist Devon and Cornwall Police

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Plymouth lifeboat station were tasked at 3.53pm on Sunday 3 December.

Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of the station's Atlantic 75 lifeboat to an incident on the River Tamar just as the all-weather lifeboat was about to deliver Santa to the Royal William Yard to greet the waiting crowd.

The volunteer crew on the B class inshore lifeboat rescued a female casualty from a vessel and she was brought ashore before being taken to hospital.

Notes to editors

  • Plymouth RNLI lifeboat has been operating since 1862. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/plymouth

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