Early-morning-rescue-in-Queenborough-Harbour

Byline: Sheerness RNLI lifeboat crew were called to the assistance of a man in trouble after his dinghy capsized late on Saturday night.
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The volunteer crew of Sheerness inshore lifeboat Eleanor were called at 11.59pm on Saturday 15 August to reports of a male person in the water in the area of Queenborough Harbour.

The crew were on scene at 12.20am and were advised that another vessel the Blue Rose had located the casualty and pulled him from the water in the vicinity of the concrete lighter barge.

The crew of the charity’s lifeboat located the casualty, who was conscious, responsive but in shock, on board the Blue Rose which was now moored alongside the concrete lighter.They then transferred him to a waiting ambulance at the all tide landing in Queenborough Harbour from where he was then taken to Medway Hospital.

Sheerness Lifeboat Second Coxswain Paul Jarvis said: ‘The casualty and another male person had been returning to their boat the Elland Rose and were boarding when the dinghy capsized throwing them into the water.’

The RNLI lifeboat returned to station and was ready for duty again at 1.25am.

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Media contacts:
• Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 01795 880544 / vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789       

Byline: Sheerness RNLI lifeboat crew were called to the assistance of a man in trouble after his dinghy capsized late on Saturday night.
Page Content:

The volunteer crew of Sheerness inshore lifeboat Eleanor were called at 11.59pm on Saturday 15 August to reports of a male person in the water in the area of Queenborough Harbour.


The crew were on scene at 12.20am and were advised that another vessel the Blue Rose had located the casualty and pulled him from the water in the vicinity of the concrete lighter barge.


The crew of the charity's lifeboat located the casualty, who was conscious, responsive but in shock, on board the Blue Rose which was now moored alongside the concrete lighter.They then transferred him to a waiting ambulance at the all tide landing in Queenborough Harbour from where he was then taken to Medway Hospital.


Sheerness Lifeboat Second Coxswain Paul Jarvis said: ‘The casualty and another male person had been returning to their boat the Elland Rose and were boarding when the dinghy capsized throwing them into the water.’

The RNLI lifeboat returned to station and was ready for duty again at 1.25am.

ENDS

Media contacts:
• Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 01795 880544 / vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789