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Bridlington volunteers in multi emergency service call

Lifeboats News Release

Bridlington inshore lifeboat crew were tasked shortly after noon on Friday 13th September after a man fell from the South harbour wall onto the deck of a fishing boat.

RNLI/Andy Brompton

Casualty carefully placed in the inshore lifeboat
Coastguards, Police, Ambulance, Paramedics and the Air Ambulance teams where already in attendance after the man had fallen an estimated 5 meters.
The RNLI inshore lifeboat crew, headed by Helm Grant Walkington, had been requested to help evacuate the casualty.

At the time the volunteers reached the fishing boat there was very little water surrounding the vessel which made the approach very tricky.

By the time the casualty had been evaluated and placed into the lifeboat stretcher the tide had risen enough to transfer him into the lifeboat.

The inshore lifeboat crew, along with an Air Ambulance Doctor on board, slowly moved across the harbour towards the North Pier to waiting Coastguards and Ambulance staff before the casualty was air lifted to hospital.

RNLI/Andy Brompton

Lifeboat volunteers and Air Ambulance Doctor move slowly across the harbour.

RNLI/Andy Brompton

Inshore crew return to station

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