First-‘inflatable-rescue-of-the-year-for-Eastbourne-RNLI

Byline: The volunteer crews of Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats had a varied weekend, balancing daily displays at the annual 999 week-end and responding to emergency calls for help.
Page Content: On Saturday evening (6 July) the inshore lifeboat was tasked to assist their first inflatable dinghy of the summer season. Concerned onlookers on the beach contacted Dover coastguard when they assumed the two occupants were getting into difficulties off Eastbourne pier. Quickly on scene the ILB crew found the couple to be in control and content to paddle their own way ashore. The ILB stood by until the couple were safely ashore and then returned to station.

Early on Sunday morning the ILB was again launched, this time to assist coastguard officers with the recovery of a body from the beach at Beachy Head. Later the crew returned to the seafront to entertain the record crowds enjoying the sunshine at the 999 display. 

Byline: The volunteer crews of Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats had a varied weekend, balancing daily displays at the annual 999 week-end and responding to emergency calls for help.
Page Content: On Saturday evening (6 July) the inshore lifeboat was tasked to assist their first inflatable dinghy of the summer season. Concerned onlookers on the beach contacted Dover coastguard when they assumed the two occupants were getting into difficulties off Eastbourne pier. Quickly on scene the ILB crew found the couple to be in control and content to paddle their own way ashore. The ILB stood by until the couple were safely ashore and then returned to station.

Early on Sunday morning the ILB was again launched, this time to assist coastguard officers with the recovery of a body from the beach at Beachy Head. Later the crew returned to the seafront to entertain the record crowds enjoying the sunshine at the 999 display.