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24 Apr 2017 18:02

1 Lives saved

Skegness inshore lifeboat was tasked to search for a kayaker, fallen from his kayak and lost in the Skegness area.

Coast Guard Search & Rescue Helicopter based at Humberside airport was scrambled to aid the search.

After launching the inshore lifeboat made its way to the kayakers partner, herself adrift and being blown East further out to sea with both her own, and the empty kayak alongside.

Once it was established the female was safe and Skegness all-weather Shannon Class lifeboat was en route to recover her and her equipment the inshore lifeboat commenced an expanding square search for the missing male.

The male was spotted by the crew 5 minutes in to the search and was recovered and medically assessed aboard the D class lifeboat.

Helicopter was returned to station.

once it was determined the casualty was fit he was taken ashore and changed in to some dry clothing and given a drink to help warm him. ILB refuelled and rehoused 19:45.

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Latest ALB Launch

23 Feb 2018 00:04

Assisted 1 Person

Shannon class lifeboat launched to aid an injured fisherman on board a vessel in the the lower wash area off the north Norfolk coast.

Casualty had suffered a broken leg whilst at sea, and his crew made a Mayday call to coastguard for assistance.

Both Skegness RNLI all-weather lifeboat and UK Coastguard rescue helicopter were on scene and the casualty was air lifted to hospital for treatment after being transferred to the lifeboat.

Read more about this rescue in more detail here

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    Early hours race to evacuate injured fisherman for Skegness RNLI volunteers.

    A six strong team of volunteers crew from the towns RNLI lifeboat were asked to assist a fisherman with a broken leg on a vessel in the lower Wash area, off the Norfolk coast. The UK Coastguard requested the launch of the ...

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