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Ramsey RNLI rescue person cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsey RNLI volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard at 10.41am this morning (Friday 21 July 2023) to the aid of a person who had been cut off by the tide east of Port Lewaigue.

RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Ramsey Shannon class lifeboat
At the time of the incident sea conditions were fine with a light north westerly breeze.

The volunteer lifeboat crew of the all-weather RNLB Ann and James Ritchie 2, under the command of Coxswain Mark Kenyon, launched at 10.55am. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 10.59am. The lifeboat's smaller inflatable X-boat was launched to recover the casualty from the rocks. After establishing that the casualty was well they returned to the all-weather lifeboat Ann and James Ritchie 2. The lifeboat then returned to Ramsey.

The lifeboat arrived back at Ramsey at 11.15am and was recovered, washed down and made ready for service.

Mark Kenyon, Coxswain of Ramsey RNLI, said: 'We would strongly advise people to always check tide times and heights and to keep a look-out for incoming tides. Always carry a means of calling for help and if you see someone in danger, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.'

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