Douglas RNLI called out to assist in multi-agency incident
Douglas RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers were paged today (10 January) at 3.55pm at the request of Douglas Coastguard.
The all-weather lifeboat, Marine Engineer, under the command of coxswain Edd Christian made its way to Port Soderick bay where it stood by off Keristal beach in case its services were required for a casualty evacuation by sea.
Volunteer crewmen James Betteridge and Michael Kaighen went ashore in the lifeboat’s rubber dinghy daughter boat to assist the other services’ personnel already on the beach.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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