Both Eastbourne Lifeboats respond to a person on the water.

Lifeboats News Release

Both of Eastbourne's Lifeboats were paged at 19.30 on May 1 to reports of a person in the water off Eastbourne Pier.

Eastbourne's lifeboat in the locks with crew on board

RNLI/Daniel Baldock

Eastbourne's All Weather lifeboat in the locks
The D-class inshore lifeboat was quickly on scene and located the casualty before recovering them into the lifeboat before commencing lifesaving casualty care.

The casualty was taken ashore and passed into the care of ambulance personnel and the Coastguard rescue helicopter's paramedic. The inshore lifeboat then collected the station doctor from the all-weather lifeboat and returned to shore.

Media Contacts:

Daniel Baldock, Eastbourne RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (07895) 369688 [email protected]

Paul Dunt, RNLI Regional Media Officer London London and South East (07785) 296252 [email protected]

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Picture taken from inside the Inshore lifeboat looking towards Eastbourne seafront

RNLI/Daniel Baldock

Inshore lifeboat on the shoreline
Crew of Inshore lifeboat launching

RNLI/Daniel Baldock

Inshore lifeboat launching

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