Lifejackets for lifesavers – South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

MS All-weather crew in new lifejackets on pontoon Credit Nigel Millard

MS All-weather lifeboat crew in rain in new lifejacket Credit Nigel Millard

MS Inshore lifeboat crew in new lifejackets Credit Nigel Millard

Three pictures that show the new style of lifejacket. Two are of those that will be provided for the volunteer crews of the all-weather lifeboats, while the third photograph is of the design to be used by the crews of the RNLI’s inshore lifeboats. Please credit RNLI/Nigel Millard.

Volunteers at the 35 RNLI lifeboat stations in the south west* are supporting a campaign to raise the £220,000 needed to buy them all new lifejackets. Many will be using the charity’s annual SOS day on 27 January 2012 to collect the funds needed. The two brand new types of lifejacket were designed through joint collaboration between the RNLI and the manufacturer to meet the charity’s current search and rescue requirements.

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ASSIST AMBULANCE – ILL PERSON ON HOLY ISLAND – CAUSEWAY CLOSED BY TIDE

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Photo shows crew waiting at Holy Island with local Coastguard personnel, while paramedics assess their patient at his home nearby. A nice sunrise over Lindisfarne Castle in the background.

NO EXTRA HOUR IN BED FOR THE SEAHOUSES LIFEBOAT CREW AS THE CLOCKS WENT FORWARD, as at 05.39hr on Sunday 30th October 2011, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to assist the North East Ambulance Service to reach an ill person on the Holy Island. The causeway was closed by the tide and a helicopter was not available. An agreed protocol was activated, and the ambulance crew were directed to Seahouses Harbour, while the lifeboat was launched. The Paramedics were then taken by sea to Holy Island, arriving at 06.50hr.

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North Shore Rescue for 10/26/2011

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Hanes Valley Rescue
Oct 24, 2011 11:05 am | John Blown

On Saturday evening North Shore Rescue was called out to assist a man missing for 10 days . The man was spotted by an off-duty North Shore Rescue volunteer in the Hanes Valley area. Due to fading light NSR elected to wait until morning to airlift him out. Rescuers hiked in and provided medical assistance

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Arrival of a new state of the art lifeboat at Portpatrick

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Tamar Class – archive photograph

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Date: 25/10/2011

Author: Phil Bestjan, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Portpatrick RNLI lifeboat station will receive a new technologically advanced Tamar all weather lifeboat to replace its current lifeboat, RNLB Mary Irene Millar, on Tuesday 8 November.

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Rhyl RNLI volunteers rescue mother and son with hypothermia

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Rhyl RNLI volunteers rescue mother and son with hypothermia (Credit RNLI)

Date: 25/10/2011

Author: Colin Jones, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

The inshore RNLI lifeboat from Rhyl was launched at 10:20am this morning (25 October) to rescue a mother and son who had been in the water for approximately 30 minutes. The 2 persons had entered the sea on 2 inflatable rings at Towyn and got into difficulty, with the offshore breeze and ebbing tide.

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