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Life saved by Silloth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 5 April at 19:06, Silloth Lifeboat was requested to launch on service by Belfast Coastguard to a person in the water off the seafront at Silloth.

Lifeboat moving through the water

RNLI/Rebecca Clark

Silloth Lifeboat, 'Elaine and Don Wilkinson'

Silloth's lifeboat, Atlantic 85 Elaine and Don Wilkinson arrived quickly on scene and the casualty was safely extracted from the water.

The casualty was taken back to Silloth Lifeboat Station via the lifeboat where they received medical attention.

Stewart Henderson, Helmsman said ‘This was a time critical rescue with a positive outcome’

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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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