Douglas RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched today (13 April) at 7.15pm at the request of Douglas Coastguard.
Douglas Coastguard had been called out to a major multi-agency rescue to a motorist and their vehicle which had left the Marine Drive and ended up to the south of Keristal Beach.
The lifeboat, Marine Engineer, under the command of coxswain Graeme Cushnie made its way to Port Soderick bay where it stood by off Keristal Beach in case its services were required.
The casualty having been recovered by a Coastguard Helicopter and transferred to Nobles Hospital for further treatment, the lifeboat volunteer crew were stood down to return to Douglas.
The lifeboat was recovered to the boathouse where it was washed down, re-fuelled and made ready again for service by 10pm.
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Caption for attached photo: Lifeboat being launched.
Credit: RNLI/Alex McBride
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