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Angle and Little Haven RNLI lifeboats launch to boat adrift on rocks

Lifeboats News Release

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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For further information, please contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Regional Media Manager on 07786 668829
Little Haven RNLI lifeboat and a helicopter at the scene

Angle RNLI

Little Haven RNLI lifeboat and a helicopter at the scene
Little Haven RNLI lifeboat stand by at the scene

Angle RNLI

Little Haven RNLI lifeboat stand by at the scene
The vessel washed up on rocks

Angle RNLI

The vessel washed up on rocks

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