Four weeks after his accident a grateful teenager visited his rescuers
After falling down a cliff and being injured a teenager called in at the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station to say thanks to the crew involved in his rescue.
Positive feedback is always welcomed and is what inspires the volunteer crews of the RNLI lifeboats to keep doing the great job they do in saving lives at sea or in the case of 17-year-old Logan Enfield being rescued from an unsafe cliff face on the Isle of Sheppey,Kent
Logan from Chatham along with his dad Rob made a visit to the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station in Sheerness Docks to personally thank the crew of the inshore lifeboat who assisted and reassured him after he fell down a steep cliff face whilst taking photos on 8 September.
The lifeboat crew responded after a call from the UK Coastguard reported that a person had fallen down the cliffs at Minster and had made an emergency call from a mobile phone stating that he was injured.
Along with the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team, who were on the shore, the ILB crew had difficulty locating Logan due to him being in a gully part way down the cliff. He was finally spotted by the Coastguard helicopter which had also been mobilised.
Once Logan’s position was established the crew members from the ILB climbed up the cliff face to assist the Coastguard winchman, who confirmed that Logan had suffered spinal injuries during his fall and would need to be airlifted to hospital immediately.
Logan was taken directly to the William Harvey hospital by the Coastguard helicopter where he remained for three days whilst his injuries were treated.
He is still receiving ongoing treatment but says he is recovering well and is very grateful for the care and attention he received from all the teams involved in his rescue.
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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.