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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat tasked together with Range Safety Boat and Helicopter to assist injured man on small angling boat

On Saturday 20 April, 2013 at 11.53 hours, Dover Coastguard tasked the Dungeness RNLI Mersey class lifeboat "Pride and Spirit" together with the Range Safety Boat "Smit Romney" and the helicopter 125 to a position five miles southwest of Dungeness Point. The casualty, an angling boat with two persons on board had reported that one of its passengers, a man (38) had suffered a fit and substained facial injuries. Once on scene the RNLI lifeboat and the Ranges Safety Boat stood by as helicopter 125 put a paramedic aboard and after assessment was completed, airlifted the man to hospital. The RNLI lifeboat and its volunteer crew returned to station.

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Notes to editors

  • The photographs of the casualty were taken by volunteer crew member Garry Clark from the RNLI lifeboat.

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