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Brighton RNLI lifeboat volunteers save a woman's life

Lifeboats News Release

Last night (Monday 24 August) a women’s life was saved by the volunteer crew of Brighton lifeboat.

Stock photo of the Brighton inshore lifeboat at sea

Kris James Photography

Stock photo of the Brighton inshore lifeboat at Sea

Brighton lifeboat were tasked at 9.53pm following a call from Sussex Police that a woman was in difficulty adjacent to Hove Lawns.

The lifeboat made best speed to the casualty’s last known position and decided to release an illuminating flare to help locate the woman quickly.

Due to the low tide the lifeboat was unable to get close to the casualty, this resulted in a volunteer crew member entering the water to rescue the casualty who was now face down in the water.

The crew member was able to swim the casualty back to the lifeboat, where it was established that the woman was unresponsive and not breathing and full CPR was carried out by the crew whilst the lifeboat made best speed back to Brighton Marina.

Once at Brighton Marina the woman was passed over to the care of SECAMB it was later understood that the woman conscious and recovering at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

RNLI Media Contacts:

Jade Cohen, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Brighton Lifeboat Station (07850) 261593 [email protected]

Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer, South East and London (07885) 296252 [email protected]

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