Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI assists emergency services

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick RNLI assisted emergency services when HM Coastguard paged and asked for the launch of both lifeboats on Thursday 15 February at 1.10 pm after receiving a call about a casualty in the water off Berwick Pier.

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On arrival at the scene, confirmation was received that the casualty had been assisted out of the water by officers from Northumbria Police and was being looked after by Northumbria Ambulance Service and the Great Northumbria Air Ambulance paramedics.

This was a great example of all the emergency services working in partnership to ensure the safety of the public.

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For more information please telephone Hazel Bettison, Berwick RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07944757578 or Brian Cowan, Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07962003238. Key facts about the RNLI

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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.

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