Douglas RNLI called out to assist in recovery of youths stranded on cliffs
Douglas RNLI volunteer crew were paged today (25 August) at 2.47pm to assist the Coastguard recover three youths from cliffs.
Douglas all-weather lifeboat, Marine Engineer, was launched under the command of coxswain Tony Radcliffe and with not far to go was quickly on the scene of the incident.
With two of the youths to be recovered to the lifeboat, volunteer crew members Robert Radcliffe and Michael Kaighen used the lifeboat’s daughter boat, an inflatable dinghy, to go ashore to liaise with the Coastguard Cliff Technician on site who assisted with transferring the two youths, one at a time, into the dinghy to be taken to the lifeboat.
With both youths safely onboard, and daughter boat and crew recovered, the lifeboat made the short journey back to harbour where the Coastguard were waiting with the youth recovered to the cliff top.
The three youths now reunited were left in the care of the Coastguard seeming none the worse for their experience.
Notes to editors
Caption for attached photos: Youths being transferred to the all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
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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.