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Byline: Ramsgate RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 1.17am on Thursday, 6th. June to assist a two women crew taking part in the “Round Britain Rowing Challenge”.
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The early morning launch of the lifeboat station’s Atlantic 75 class inshore lifeboat Bob Turnbull quickly brought the volunteer lifeboat crew alongside the rowing boat and the crew, one of whom was suffering from seasickness and hypothermia. In view of the person’s condition the lifeboat helmsman liaised with the Coastguard to arrange for an ambulance to be called to the RNLI boathouse and quickly and safely towed the rowing boat and its crew into Ramsgate Harbour.

On arrival at the boathouse the waiting ambulance crew checked over both of the rowers and one woman was taken to hospital.

The Round Britain Rowing Challenge commenced at Tower Bridge, London at 8.16am on 1st June and involves entrants rowing the 2,000 mile course around the coastline without coming ashore.

RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• Philly Byrde, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / philly_byrde@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Byline: Ramsgate RNLI's inshore lifeboat launched at 1.17am on Thursday, 6th. June to assist a two women crew taking part in the "Round Britain Rowing Challenge".
Page Content:

The early morning launch of the lifeboat station’s Atlantic 75 class inshore lifeboat Bob Turnbull quickly brought the volunteer lifeboat crew alongside the rowing boat and the crew, one of whom was suffering from seasickness and hypothermia. In view of the person’s condition the lifeboat helmsman liaised with the Coastguard to arrange for an ambulance to be called to the RNLI boathouse and quickly and safely towed the rowing boat and its crew into Ramsgate Harbour.

On arrival at the boathouse the waiting ambulance crew checked over both of the rowers and one woman was taken to hospital.

The Round Britain Rowing Challenge commenced at Tower Bridge, London at 8.16am on 1st June and involves entrants rowing the 2,000 mile course around the coastline without coming ashore.

RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• Philly Byrde, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / philly_byrde@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789