St Bees RNLI launched to person in the sea.
St Bees RNLI volunteers were paged by Belfast Coastguard at 9:46pm on Wednesday 24 July to go to the aid of a person in the sea off Whitehaven Harbour.
The lifeboat was launched and made its way to Whitehaven as they approached the harbour the casualty was seen being helped safely ashore. After confirming that everyone involved was safe and well the volunteer crew returned to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was refuelled and washed down ready for the next shout.
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.