Training at height resumes for Rock volunteer lifeboat crew
Training with HM Coastguard helicopter rescue 924 is always a highlight in the crew training calendar.
Over the course of an hour, the two crews expertly worked together on the Camel Estuary to the delight of onlookers. Successfully controlling the boat under the incredible downdraft of the helicopter, winching each volunteer member up to the aircraft and back down again.
This casualty extraction technique is no easy task but prepares our crews in the event of an emergency helping the charity save lives at sea. This training happens thanks to the generosity of the public and their kind donations.
Key facts about the RNLI
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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