Yarmouth RNLI involved in the rescue of injured children
Yarmouth RNLI’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat, Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer), was requested to launch by HM Coastguard today (Sunday 30 May) at 10.48am following reports that two children who had been on a rib were injured.
Yarmouth RNLI’s volunteer crew headed east out of Yarmouth Harbour to rendezvous with a Royal Naval patrol vessel HMS Ranger.
Onboard were two adults and two children that the Royal Navy boat had rescued one nautical mile north of the Needles. The group had been part of an experience on a large rib. The injuries are understood to have happened when the rib hit a large wave.
The RNLI’s lifeboat came alongside the Royal Navy boat in calm waters just east of Yarmouth. The casualties were then transferred to Yarmouth RNLI's lifeboat. They were quickly brought to the safety of Yarmouth harbour where they were met by awaiting ambulances and paramedics.
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Teresa Fox, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Yarmouth Lifeboat Station Teresa_fox@rnli.org.uk 07976 731906
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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.