Workington RNLI called out after reports of person in sea
Workington RNLI was called out today after reports of a person in difficulty in the sea.
The volunteer crews of the all-weather lifeboat the Dorothy May White and the inshore rescue boat, the John F Mortimer, were alerted at around 1.30pm.
Reports had come in of a person in the sea off the coast at Parton.
St Bees RNLI was also called out and a passer-by also swam out to help.
Both lifeboats returned to the station at around 2.20pm.
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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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