Plymouth RNLI launch to Victoria Wharf

Lifeboats News Release

The Plymouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked to Victoria Wharf to assist with two casualties that had fallen from the quayside.

Plymouth RNLI crew recovering two casualties from the fishing boat.

RNLI/John Baldry

Photo taken at Victoria Wharf

Plymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat (Annabel E Jones) and her volunteer crew of four was tasked at 11.50pm on Monday 8 October to reports of two people that had fallen in the water at Victoria Wharf.

The Plymouth volunteer crew arrived on scene at Victoria Wharf to find two casualties that had fallen from the quay wall on to the boat below. With help from South West ambulance service, MOD Police and Plymouth Coastguard, the volunteer RNLI crew evacuated the two casualtues on the MOD Police boat to the Barbican ferry pontoon for onward transfer to Derriford Hospital.

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For more information contact John Baldry, Plymouth RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, on 07792 649768 or Candice Sainsbury, Plymouth RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, on 07948690927 or

RNLI/John Baldry

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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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