Crew assemble paging leads to rescue
Walmer RNLI volunteers launch to a dinghy in difficulties.
On arrival at the scene the crew took the two casualties on board the lifeboat and handed them survivor lifejackets before towing them to Deal Coastguard station.
The two were given safety advice by both the lifeboat crew and the Deal Coastguard team before the RNLI volunteers returned to the station where the boat was thoroughly sanitised before being returned to service.
The RNLI and HM Coastguard have recently issued a joint beach safety campaign urging people to protect their families and save lives at the coast. With the easing of lockdown restrictions this summer, visits to the coast could see a major impact on RNLI and HM Coastguard services. Beach lifeguard patrols are significantly reduced due to the challenges posed by the coronavirus and they are advising the public not to use inflatables at all and for anyone planning a visit to the beach or the coast to follow safety advice.
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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.