Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew train with Royal Navy Merlin helicopter

Lifeboats News Release

Teignmouth lifeboat crew undertook training with a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter to practise transferring casualties on Wednesday evening.

Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat training with Merlin helicopter

RNLI/Anna Winston

Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat training with Merlin helicopter

The volunteer crew attended a briefing session with the pilot prior to the exercise and enjoyed training alongside the helicopter which winched casualties.

Charlie Woolnough, Lifeboat Operations Manager said ‘the joint exercise was really beneficial to give our helms practise at transferring a casualty and also gave the pilot more experience of working with a rigid inflatable boat’.

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