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Byline: Ramsgate RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat (AWB) launched three times on Sunday 17 August, in increasing winds and choppy seas, to assist yachts taking part in races on the first day of ‘Ramsgate Week’, the town’s annual sailing event.
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The first launch, at 10:52am, was to a yacht with an injured crewman, at the end of the Ramsgate Approach Channel. On arrival on scene two of the RNLI crew were transferred to the yacht, via a rib that was in attendance. The two crewmen then assessed the casualty and found him to have a head injury and an injured shoulder and therefore carried out treatment as required. As the casualty was alert and talking it was decided to leave him on the yacht with the RNLI crewmen, rather than transfer him from boat to boat in the choppy seas. The AWB escorted the yacht into Ramsgate Harbour, where the casualty was reassessed by the awaiting ambulance crew. He was then able to climb off the yacht and walk to the ambulance with assistance.

At 1:41pm the AWB launched to another injured yachtsman taking part in the race, who was hit on the head with the spinnaker pole. On scene the yachtsman was transferred to the AWB, along with one of his fellow crewmen, and was assessed by the RNLI crew. The AWB then took the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour and handed him over to the awaiting paramedic, who advised that he be taken to A & E as a precaution.

At 2:55pm the AWB launched again to the same yacht which had now suffered engine failure and was unable to sail due to failure in their rigging. The AWB towed yacht safely into the 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 all-weather lifeboat (AWB) launched three times on Sunday 17 August, in increasing winds and choppy seas, to assist yachts taking part in races on the first day of 'Ramsgate Week', the town's annual sailing event.
Page Content:

The first launch, at 10:52am, was to a yacht with an injured crewman, at the end of the Ramsgate Approach Channel. On arrival on scene two of the RNLI crew were transferred to the yacht, via a rib that was in attendance. The two crewmen then assessed the casualty and found him to have a head injury and an injured shoulder and therefore carried out treatment as required. As the casualty was alert and talking it was decided to leave him on the yacht with the RNLI crewmen, rather than transfer him from boat to boat in the choppy seas. The AWB escorted the yacht into Ramsgate Harbour, where the casualty was reassessed by the awaiting ambulance crew. He was then able to climb off the yacht and walk to the ambulance with assistance.

At 1:41pm the AWB launched to another injured yachtsman taking part in the race, who was hit on the head with the spinnaker pole. On scene the yachtsman was transferred to the AWB, along with one of his fellow crewmen, and was assessed by the RNLI crew. The AWB then took the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour and handed him over to the awaiting paramedic, who advised that he be taken to A & E as a precaution.

At 2:55pm the AWB launched again to the same yacht which had now suffered engine failure and was unable to sail due to failure in their rigging. The AWB towed yacht safely into the 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