Person in water sparks launch for Poole volunteers
Poole Lifeboat crews were scrambled this morning at 6.45am to a report of two people in the quay by the Old lifting bridge.
Meanwhile the Poole lifeboat launched and carried further first aid equipment across the quay under the bridge. Oxygen was administered from the lifeboat to the casualty and stretcher was passed ashore to help to transport the casualty to the ambulance that had arrived and was standing by.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.