Angle and Little Haven RNLI lifeboats launch to boat adrift on rocks
Angle all-weather RNLI lifeboat launched at 8.13am this morning (25 February) following reports that a vessel with one person onboard had drifted on to rocks at Gateholm. Little Haven inshore RNLI lifeboat was also launched to the scene.
When the lifeboats arrived, the volunteer crew stood by and reassured the casualty that a helicopter had been called to winch him to safety.
Due to the swell and the position of the casualty vessel, it wasn’t possible to access it. The casualty had managed to scramble up rocks to safety. He was not in any imminent danger.
The helicopter arrived and winched him to safety while the RNLI lifeboats stood by.
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