Mudeford RNLI launch to person in difficulty
The volunteer crew at Mudeford RNLI were tasked by the UK Coastguard on Sunday 1 July to a report of a person in difficulty at Hengistbury Head.
The volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 11:51am to a report of someone in difficulty in the water. Whilst en route, the crew received an updated report that the casualty was not in the water, but had fallen down the cliff.
On locating the casualty, two casualty-care trained members of the lifeboat crew went ashore to assess the situation.
Shortly after arriving on scene, an air ambulance arrived to provide assistance. The casualty was then taken onto the lifeboat with the assistance of Southbourne Coastguard rescue team, and transported to Mudeford Quay and a waiting ambulance.
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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.