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Third call out in 24 hours for Bridlington RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Bridlington RNLI were tasked for the third time in 24 overnight.

Night recovery for Bridlington RNLI for the third time in 24 hours.

RNLI/Mike Milner

Night recovery for Bridlington RNLI for the third time in 24 hours.

Bridlington RNLI volunteer crew were tasked shortly before 11.30pm last night (Tuesday 1 August). It was reported that a male had been taken ill on board a guard vessel, which was 25 miles north east of Flamborough Head, and required urgent medical treatment which required the male to be evacuated from the vessel by the volunteer crew.

Bridlington all-weather lifeboat (ALB) Antony Patrick Jones immediately launched at 11.49pm reaching the vessel in an hour. The male was able to disembark onto the ALB by means of a boarding ladder. Thankfully the sea state was slight and weather conditions favourable. Once aboard the lifeboat he was placed into the survivor’s cabin along with one member of the volunteer lifeboat crew who administered casualty care.

The lifeboat ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ then started the journey back to Bridlington, arriving at Bridlington Harbour. The male was then handed over to the HM Coastguards for onward transportation to Scarborough Hospital. The volunteer crew then proceeded back to the South Beach, was recovered, washed down, refuelled and was ready for service by 4.00am.

Volunteer Coxswain, Steve Emmerson, said ‘After three shouts in one day, you could say we were kept very busy over the past 24 hours. All in all, this was another well-executed launch, rescue, and recovery. The response to the tasking request by the crew was extremely proficient with a high number of both volunteer crew and shore crew making themselves available at such an unsociable hour of the day, especially as many were attending for the third time in 24 hours.’

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