Tower RNLI involved in response to terrorist incident in London
Tower RNLI lifeboat has been assisting with a major incident in the Westminster area this afternoon (22 March).
The lifeboat, which is based on the Thames in Central London, was requested to launch by HM Coastguard at 14.45 and again at 15:55.
It has now returned to the lifeboat station.
For further information, please contact the Metropolitan Police Press Office: 020 7230 2171.
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.