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Brighton volunteer lifeboat crew save a life

Lifeboats News Release

A casualty who had jumped from Brighton Palace Pier was saved this morning by the volunteer crew of Brighton Lifeboat.

At 5:10 this morning (Saturday 14thNovember 2020) HM Coastguard received a 999 call from Brighton Pier security to report a casualty jumping from the pier and now requiring help.

The crew of Brighton lifeboat were tasked to the incident and within 19 minutes from the 999 call, Brighton lifeboat were on scene and assisting the casualty onto the lifeboat.

The casualty was taken back to Brighton Marian where they were handed over to South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Roland Farrar commander of Brighton Lifeboat said ‘Thanks to the fantastic cooperation between police, coastguard and the lifeboat and despite challenging conditions we managed to secure a good outcome for the casualty. Please stay away from the water at night. The sea is extremely dangerous, especially now the weather is becoming more unpredictable.’

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