January 24, 2020


Lifeboats News Release

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  • Author: Barry Perrins

While out walking in the Blackstone rock area of Wembury Bay, a male believed in his late 40’s fell badly and injured himself.

At 1.30 p.m. on 24 August the RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Millennium Forester was launched. After arriving at the scene of the incident, due to his position, it was found that the man was unable to be evacuated by road to hospital.

With  a H.a.r.t. (Hazardous area response team) and coastguard members in attendance, the decision was made to move the casualty to safety by sea using the 7.5 metre Plymouth lifeboat.

At this time on-scene medics had suspected that the casualty may have serious lower limb injuries, and so he was stabilized in a stretcher before being evacuated to Millbay marina and a waiting ambulance.

Notes to editors:
Local information, Barry Perrins Plymouth lifeboat Press officer. 07790033796 barryperrins@yahoo.com


Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 236 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 180 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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Contacting the RNLI – public enquiries

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland

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