Great Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLI crew launched to person in the water
The Atlantic 75 relief boat ‘Pride of Leicester’ at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLI was launched at 6.15pm on the 7 August 2018 to reports of a person in the water close to Gorleston Pier.
The volunteer crew were quick to arrive on scene, which was only a short distance away from the lifeboat station. A person had entered the water from the pier, and was in difficulty.
On approach the volunteer crew managed to recover the person onto the inshore lifeboat, where they carried out casualty care. The lifeboat was met at the lifeboat station by East of England Ambulance Service, who took the casualty to the local hospital to undergo further assessment.
Volunteer Helmsman and third Coxswain, Rod Wells, said: ‘On this occasion, the person was lucky the crew responded so quickly. I would like to thank the public on the pier who quickly deployed the life buoys, this helped save this person’s life.'
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.