Yarmouth RNLI support with multi-agency rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Yarmouth’s Severn class all weather lifeboat, ‘Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer)’, was tasked to launch by HM Coastguard on Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 1.29pm to a member of the public that had tripped and fallen at the base of the cliffs near to Colwell Bay.

Yarmouth’s Severn class all weather lifeboat, ‘Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer)’

RNLI/Teresa Fox

Yarmouth’s Severn class all weather lifeboat, ‘Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer)’
Yarmouth RNLI’s volunteer crew headed west out of Yarmouth harbour to the nearby bay where the Needles Coastguard team and paramedics were already in attendance. The support of the lifeboat had been requested as the location of the casualty was on terrain that was unsuitable for a land transfer to an ambulance.

Once on scene, the ALB deployed its smaller ‘Y’ boat in order to access the shoreline. Both the casualty - a male with a head injury and the paramedic were transferred to the lifeboat. They were then brought to Yarmouth where they were met by a waiting ambulance.

Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat returned to her berth and was ready for service at 2.42pm.

The RNLI remains an independent charity that relies on voluntary contributions to fund its lifesaving work.

Media contacts:
Teresa Fox, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Yarmouth Lifeboat Station [email protected] 07976 731906

Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer SE and London [email protected]

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 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.

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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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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.