RNLI-Lifeboat-and-Lifeguards-assist-cabin-cruiser

Byline: At 12.14pm today (Monday 19th. August) Ramsgate RNLI’s Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat launched to a broken down cabin cruiser off Broadstairs Harbour.
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On arrival at the scene the Iifeboat crew were informed by Dover Coastguard that one of the people on board the casualty had swallowed some diesel in trying to restart the engine so the decision was made to run the person into Broadstairs Harbour. There the awaiting RNLI Lifeguards from Broadstairs’ Viking Bay cared for the casualty until an ambulance arrived which took him to Margate hospital.

The lifeboat then returned to the cabin cruiser, which had been in no immediate danger, and towed it and its remaining crew safely into Ramsgate Harbour.

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: At 12.14pm today (Monday 19th. August) Ramsgate RNLI's Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat launched to a broken down cabin cruiser off Broadstairs Harbour.
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On arrival at the scene the Iifeboat crew were informed by Dover Coastguard that one of the people on board the casualty had swallowed some diesel in trying to restart the engine so the decision was made to run the person into Broadstairs Harbour. There the awaiting RNLI Lifeguards from Broadstairs’ Viking Bay cared for the casualty until an ambulance arrived which took him to Margate hospital.

The lifeboat then returned to the cabin cruiser, which had been in no immediate danger, and towed it and its remaining crew safely into Ramsgate Harbour.

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