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Byline: Hartlepool RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was called into action three hours after going into service. Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members went to the assistance of a man in the water near to South Gare pier.
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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers were putting the new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat through its paces on exercise when a call for help was heard on the radio. HM Humber Coastguard tasked the inshore lifeboat to go to the assistance of an adult male who had been washed off the South Gare pier whilst fishing.

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers were exercising at the entrance to the Hartlepool channel at 2.40pm and quickly responded to the call and arrived on scene at South Gare at 2.46pm to find a man in the sea about 20 meters off the pier.

‘The sea state was severe with a 4 meter swell and strong winds and the new inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat responded well in testing conditions.’ said volunteer Helmsman Darren Killick.

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Clare Gibbin said ‘We recovered the casualty from the water onto the Atlantic 85. He was in a semi conscious state and was suffering from the effects of the water and the cold. We administered initial first aid whilst taking the fisherman to the Harbourmasters office on the River Tees to be transferred to a waiting ambulance to be taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.’

The volunteer crew from Redcar RNLI also assisted at the scene.

‘We left the casualty at 3.29pm and arrived back at the lifeboat station at 3.50pm and had the Atlantic 85 ready for service at 4.20pm.’ said Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Andy Johnson.

Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager Mike Craddy said ‘It is very important to respect the sea at all times and not to underestimate its power. Our volunteer crewmembers train regularly to be able to respond to all circumstances and without their expertise this incident could have had a very different outcome.’

Notes to editors

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Hartlepool RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat

•  Hartlepool lifeboat volunteer Atlantic 85 crewmembers to be supplied Sunday pm

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Malcolm Wallis, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07538 006694 or malcolmwallis@sky.com or Alison Levett RNLI Media Relations Manager North on 07786 668912 or alison_levett@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
 

Byline: Hartlepool RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was called into action three hours after going into service. Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members went to the assistance of a man in the water near to South Gare pier.
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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers were putting the new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat through its paces on exercise when a call for help was heard on the radio. HM Humber Coastguard tasked the inshore lifeboat to go to the assistance of an adult male who had been washed off the South Gare pier whilst fishing.

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers were exercising at the entrance to the Hartlepool channel at 2.40pm and quickly responded to the call and arrived on scene at South Gare at 2.46pm to find a man in the sea about 20 meters off the pier.

‘The sea state was severe with a 4 meter swell and strong winds and the new inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat responded well in testing conditions.’ said volunteer Helmsman Darren Killick.

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Clare Gibbin said ‘We recovered the casualty from the water onto the Atlantic 85. He was in a semi conscious state and was suffering from the effects of the water and the cold. We administered initial first aid whilst taking the fisherman to the Harbourmasters office on the River Tees to be transferred to a waiting ambulance to be taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.’

The volunteer crew from Redcar RNLI also assisted at the scene.

‘We left the casualty at 3.29pm and arrived back at the lifeboat station at 3.50pm and had the Atlantic 85 ready for service at 4.20pm.’ said Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Andy Johnson.

Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager Mike Craddy said ‘It is very important to respect the sea at all times and not to underestimate its power. Our volunteer crewmembers train regularly to be able to respond to all circumstances and without their expertise this incident could have had a very different outcome.’

Notes to editors

Photograph

Hartlepool RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat

•  Hartlepool lifeboat volunteer Atlantic 85 crewmembers to be supplied Sunday pm

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Malcolm Wallis, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07538 006694 or malcolmwallis@sky.com or Alison Levett RNLI Media Relations Manager North on 07786 668912 or alison_levett@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789