Brighton RNLI issue warning after two callouts to intoxicated people in the sea
Brighton RNLI is urging the public to respect the water and not go into the sea after drinking alcohol after two recent callouts.
The man was reported to be 100 metres offshore from the Banjo Groyne.
On arrival, the crew found the man had been recovered by a passer-by to the beach. An ambulance was called, and the lifeboat was stood down.
There were concerns for the safety of two intoxicated males in the water between the two piers. The crew arrived on scene to find the men out of the water and with friends.
For those who live further from the coast, it can be a real shock to see how quickly the sea comes in and every year, the RNLI is called to rescue many people who’ve been cut off by the tide.
Around 1 in 8 coastal deaths in the UK involve alcohol, and it is a contributing factor in many more water-related incidents.
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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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