Yarmouth RNLI responds to safety concerns for paddleboarder
Yarmouth’s Severn class all weather lifeboat, 'Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer)', was tasked to launch by HM Coastguard on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 8.05pm to a paddleboarder in potential difficulty.
Yarmouth RNLI’s volunteer crew responded to the alarm raised by a concerned member of the public and headed west out of Yarmouth harbour towards Hurst Narrows.
While maintaining contact with coastguard teams about the potential casualty, Yarmouth RNLI conducted a search of the area between Barton on Sea and Highcliffe. The search continued until it had been established that the paddleboarder had made their own way safely back to a beach in the Mudeford area.
Yarmouth lifeboat was stood down by the coastguard, returned to her berth and was ready for service by 9.30pm
The RNLI remains an independent charity that relies on voluntary contributions to fund its lifesaving work.
Teresa Fox, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Yarmouth Lifeboat Station Teresa_fox@rnli.org.uk 07976 731906
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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.