Boxing Day rescue for RNLI New Brighton
Volunteer crew from New Brighton RNLI launched to a person cut off by the tide, North Bank, New Brighton Saturday 26 December
Volunteer lifeboat crew from New Brighton were deployed by UK Coastguard to a report of a person in danger of being cut off by the tide on North Bank, New Brighton, Saturday 26 December 3.14pm
The lifeboat launched, arriving on scene to a person having been cut off by the incoming tide on the North Bank.
Two crew members left the lifeboat and guided the person back to the safety of the shore to the awaiting Coastguard and no further assistance was required. The lifeboat then returned to station where it was washed down and made ready for service again.
Graham Sale, Deputy Launching Authority, New Brighton Lifeboat said ‘During the festive period, we understand that people want to get out for some fresh air. Before you make your way to the coast please check local tide times and make sure you let friends or family know your intended route or location.’
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.