RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to stranded inflatable
RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched on Friday 29th May, at approximately 9.15pm, following a Coastguard request, to assist in the rescue of two people, in a dinghy, stuck in mud in the River Alde area.
RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of two people in a 2 metre inflatable dinghy, stranded on the banks of the River Alde.
Once on scene the lifeboat crew were kept on standby, liaising with the local coastguard teams onshore. As the casualties could not be rescued from the river and one had a recent injury, Felixstowe Mud Rescue Team and an ambulance were also tasked to assist in the rescue. Once the casualties were safely onshore, the ILB was stood down and returned to station at 00.20am.
Anyone planning a visit to the coast should remember and follow RNLI safety advice:
- Don’t use inflatables
- Have a plan - check the weather forecast, tide times and read local hazard signage
- Keep a close eye on your family – on the beach and in the water
- Don’t allow your family to swim alone
- If you fall into the water unexpectedly, FLOAT TO LIVE. Fight your instinct to thrash around, lean back, extend your arms and legs, and Float
- In an emergency dial 999, and ask for the Coastguard
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone :-
Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Rice, RNLI Regional Media Manager (North and East), 07810658072/ email@example.com or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.
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.