Blackpool RNLI volunteers rescue man
Blackpool RNLI volunteers were called out at 1.10am on Monday morning (1st August 2022) when members of the public spotted a person in difficulty in the sea near the Boating Pool.
One D class lifeboat launched and quickly reached the scene where members of the public and HM Coastguard volunteers used torches to highlight the position of the casualty in the water. The conditions on scene were very difficult and the casualty was being overwhelmed by waves when the lifeboat reached him.
The volunteer crew of the lifeboat pulled the casualty aboard and provided first aid before returning to the lifeboat station and handing the casualty into the care of the North West Ambulance Service.
Blackpool RNLI volunteer helm, Colin Lowe, said ‘the casualty this morning was extremely fortunate, he was completely submerged by the waves when we arrived on scene and it’s unlikely he could have survived for much longer. The rescue was a real team effort with members of the public and all of the agencies involved coming together to bring him safely back to shore.’
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For more information please contact Esther Lowe Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, RNLI Blackpool telephone 07917091948 or email [email protected]
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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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