Christmas Eve launch to assist family drifting into the Solent

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Date: 28/12/2011

Author: Aaron Gent, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

The crew of the RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat were called away from their festive preparations on the afternoon of Christmas Eve and requested to launch to assist a broken down speedboat reported to be drifting out of Langstone harbour.

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Not home for the holidays

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ON CALL – Firefighter Sandy Garden responds to the 100 block of East 2nd

By Todd Coyne – North Shore Outlook
Published: December 21, 2011 12:00 PM
Updated: December 21, 2011 1:50 PM

For some it’s a matter of time constraints, for others it’s distance and for still more it’s the demands of a job.

For emergency workers like North Vancouver city firefighters, whether or not they get to be home for the holidays is all luck of the draw.

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Sunderland RNLI launch after reports of a man lying injured at base of cliffs

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Date: 27/12/2011

Author: Paul Nicholson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Volunteers from Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station this afternoon took part in a large scale multi agency rescue mission after HM Coastguard received a report of a man lying injured at the base of cliffs at Camel Island, South Tyneside.

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Christmas Day swim in East Cork in aid of Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat

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We queued up at Garryvoe in East Cork on Christmas morning to park our car. I wondered had I hibernated for six months and awoken in a different season. When it was our turn to go we had to park the car three quarters way down the promenade and walk back to the hub of the activity. This was not a normal day; the swimmers were all going to swim for charity.

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