Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat and HM Coastguard rescue a man from the Clyde
At 0201 hours on Sunday 1st September 2019 HM Coastguard requested the launch of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat to go to the assistance of a person in the water off Greenock Esplanade.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.