Dungeness lifeboat tasked to recover body
On Saturday 24 March at 6.50am the UK Coastguard tasked the Dungeness lifeboat to recover a body spotted in the water by a local fishing boat, 2 miles east of Dungeness.
Once on scene, Coxswain Stuart Adams in command of the RNLI lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ with his volunteer crew went along side and respectfully recovered the body on to the lifeboat and subsequently returned to the lifeboat station, to be met by other emergency agencies.
Coxswain Adams said ‘our RNLI volunteers did a very professional job under very very difficult circumstances’
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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 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.