Plymouth RNLI reach 100 launches.

Lifeboats News Release

With the weather continuing to be nice this weekend Plymouth RNLI are busier than ever.

Launch 101 Plymouth RNLI

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Plymouth RNLI arrive on scene at Devils Point

Friday the 12th August saw the volunteer crew exceed 100 shouts with 101 later that evening.

The crew were first tasked at 1:37pm to locate. assist and assist a single handed yachtsman suffering a head injury in the vicinity of Rame Head. At 7:25pm the Inshore Lifeboat launched on service to reports of a person fallen from the rocks with a head injury in the vicinity of Devils point.

The crew were joint by Plymouth & Tamar Coastguard Rescue Team’s who stayed on scene a further 3 hours waiting for an Ambulance to arrive.

We’re asking the public to help save more lives by sharing some simple survival skills:

Float to live.

If you find yourself in the water unexpectedly, fight your instincts and float until the effects of cold water shock pass.

If you see someone else in trouble at the coast,
call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

Coastal walking safety tips
Be wary of all edges around the sea and waterside.
Take a means of calling for help.
Check the weather and tide times.

Swimming – swim at a lifeguarded beach, between the red and yellow flags.

Sailing and motorboating – wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, ensure everyone onboard knows how to call for help, get appropriate training, and check your engine and fuel before every trip.

Know what to do – visit RNLI.org/safety.

Key facts about the RNLI

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.