RNLI Brighton lifeboat save male

Lifeboats News Release

Brighton lifeboat were launched at 1.35am on Wednesday morning to a male stranded on the beams of Brighton Palace Pier.

RNLI/Olivia Davison

Brighton Lifeboat, Random Harvest, located the male in quick time and assisted the casualty onto the boat and to safety. The crew successfully rescued the man, handing him over into the care of South East Coast Ambulance Service. Also assisting on the scene was the coastguard and Sussex Police.

Launching Operation Manager, Roger Cohen, expressed: 'The crew operated quickly and safely, resulting in a life being saved by our volunteers. It's important to respect the water and recognise the cold temperatures that can lead to cold water shock.'

The lifeboat was rehoused and ready for service again as of 3am.

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