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Byline: Ramsgate RNLI’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched twice over the Bank Holiday weekend – both launches taking place in the middle of the night.
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The first of the launches was at 2:02am on Saturday 24 May and followed a report from anglers on the harbour wall of a man in the sea within Ramsgate’s inner harbour. The ILB crew located the man and persuaded him to come into the boat and brought him back to the boathouse. An ambulance crew who had been called found him to be hyperthermic and after initial treatment for both hyperthermia and his agitated state they took him to the QEQM Hospital, Margate.

The second call, at 11:49pm on Sunday 25 May, was to an 8m. yacht 5 miles north east of Ramsgate which had suffered engine failure and was unable to sail due to lack of wind. The ILB crew safely towed the yacht and the 2 people on board 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
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Byline: Ramsgate RNLI's inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched twice over the Bank Holiday weekend - both launches taking place in the middle of the night.
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The first of the launches was at 2:02am on Saturday 24 May and followed a report from anglers on the harbour wall of a man in the sea within Ramsgate's inner harbour. The ILB crew located the man and persuaded him to come into the boat and brought him back to the boathouse. An ambulance crew who had been called found him to be hyperthermic and after initial treatment for both hyperthermia and his agitated state they took him to the QEQM Hospital, Margate.

The second call, at 11:49pm on Sunday 25 May, was to an 8m. yacht 5 miles north east of Ramsgate which had suffered engine failure and was unable to sail due to lack of wind. The ILB crew safely towed the yacht and the 2 people on board 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
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789