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Hartlepool RNLI assist at fish quay incident.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 5.15pm by Humber Coastguard to reports of a person in the water at the Fish Quay on the Headland who had fallen between a fishing boat and the Fish Quay.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI at the scene of the incident.
The inshore lifeboat Solihull’ launched at 5.27pm and was on scene within a minute where it was discovered that the person who had fallen in the water had been helped ashore and was being dealt with by paramedics on board a fishing boat.

A further two volunteer RNLI crewmembers were ferried across to the scene of the incident by the inshore lifeboat where they assisted the local Coastguard team move the casualty from the fishing boat to an ambulance and then to hospital.
The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 6.05pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 6.35pm

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