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Byline: On Monday 9 September at 10.21pm, Ramsgate RNLI’s all weather Trent class lifeboat was launched at the request of Dover Coastguard to assist a yacht reported in trouble off North Foreland.
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The crew of a passing estuary pilot boat had spotted the 35ft yacht off the Foreland with one person on board, no lights and at anchor with engine failure.

Once the lifeboat was alongside the yacht, two of the RNLI volunteer crew were put on board to assess the casualty and assist with raising his anchor and securing a tow line.

The yacht’s lone crew member was suffering from seasickness, cold, tiredness and was a diabetic so the decision was made to have an ambulance waiting back at the lifeboat station.

The RNLI lifeboat proceeded to tow the casualty back to Ramsgate where it was taken to the lifeboat station and the man was handed over to the ambulance crew for assessment and subsequently taken to Margate Hospital for a check up.

Later update: The casualty was taken to hospital as his core temperature was low, but not fully hypothermic, where he was slowly warmed up with a saline drip and cups of tea. He was discharged this morning (10th. September) and popped in to the Lifeboat Station to thank us for our prompt assistance and to move his boat from our mooring to a visitors mooring. Now awaiting a break in the weather to continue his travels.

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: On Monday 9 September at 10.21pm, Ramsgate RNLI's all weather Trent class lifeboat was launched at the request of Dover Coastguard to assist a yacht reported in trouble off North Foreland.
Page Content:

The crew of a passing estuary pilot boat had spotted the 35ft yacht off the Foreland with one person on board, no lights and at anchor with engine failure.

Once the lifeboat was alongside the yacht, two of the RNLI volunteer crew were put on board to assess the casualty and assist with raising his anchor and securing a tow line.

The yacht's lone crew member was suffering from seasickness, cold, tiredness and was a diabetic so the decision was made to have an ambulance waiting back at the lifeboat station.

The RNLI lifeboat proceeded to tow the casualty back to Ramsgate where it was taken to the lifeboat station and the man was handed over to the ambulance crew for assessment and subsequently taken to Margate Hospital for a check up.

Later update: The casualty was taken to hospital as his core temperature was low, but not fully hypothermic, where he was slowly warmed up with a saline drip and cups of tea. He was discharged this morning (10th. September) and popped in to the Lifeboat Station to thank us for our prompt assistance and to move his boat from our mooring to a visitors mooring. Now awaiting a break in the weather to continue his travels.

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