Category: Callouts 2017

Eastbourne Lifeboat in pier rescue

Eastbourne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 7.20pm last night following reports that a male person had jumped from Eastbourne pier and was showing signs of cold water shock  Members of the public were concerned when they witnessed the 27 year old jump from the pier and immediately began to suffer in the cold water. He managed to clamber up the pier supports before screaming for help. HM Coastguard received several 999 calls and requested the immediate launch of the inshore lifeboat (ILB). The volunteer lifeboat crew assembled and were quickly on scene. The casualty was taken aboard the ILB and transferred to the beach where he was passed into the care of waiting police, coastguard and ambulance...

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Deanland support for Eastbourne Lifeboats reaches landmark

Residents of the Deanland Wood Park retirement village at Golden Cross have been enthusiastic supporters of Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats for many years. With yet another donation their contributions have now reached the staggering £20,000 landmark.   The mammoth fundraising effort was initially instigated by veteran supporter Frank Wellbelove, who has been an RNLI Governor for over 30 years, along with and his wife Jane. Together they have organised countless raffles and special events over the years that have been held at the Deanland on-site ‘Inn on the Park’ with all profits going to Eastbourne Lifeboats. Catering Manager at the Inn,...

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Early call for Eastbourne lifeboat crew

The volunteer crew of Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat were paged to launch at 05.00 on Sunday morning to reports of a person in the water near Eastbourne Pier.   A male person in a very distressed state had entered the icy water and as the lifeboat arrived he was washed ashore. The lifeboat crew made an initial assessment of the man’s condition before he was handed into the care of the waiting emergency...

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Stagecoach donates to Eastbourne Lifeboats

Local bus operator Stagecoach made a special excursion to Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat station today in order to present a cheque for £300 The vintage 1952 bus, driven by specialist driver Garth Porrell, arrived at RNLI Eastbourne lifeboat station on Sovereign Harbour exactly on time. On board was Operations Manager Krystian Kaczala proudly carrying a donation of £300 which had been raised over the Christmas holidays by offering short tours around Eastbourne for just £1 per trip. All profits were donated to two charities. Coxswain Mark Sawyer accepted the cheque on behalf of Eastbourne...

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Lifeboat launched to recover dog

Eastbourne Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was launched this afternoon to recover a dog which had fallen from the cliffs at Beachy Head  A visitor to Eastbourne was walking her spaniel dog along the cliff-top between Beachy Head and the Belle Tout lighthouse when the animal suddenly ran off in pursuit of a seagull and fell off the cliff. The distraught owner contacted the emergency services and eventually Eastbourne lifeboat was requested to launch in the faint hope the dog had survived the fall. The volunteer ILB crew were on scene shortly thereafter but unfortunately the animal had not survived. The...

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Eastbourne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 7.20pm last night following reports that a male person had jumped from Eastbourne pier and was showing signs of cold water shock

Members of the public were concerned when they witnessed the vulnerable 27 year old jump from the pier and immediately began to suffer in the cold water. He managed to clamber up the pier supports before screaming for help. HM Coastguard received several 999 calls and requested the immediate launch of the inshore lifeboat (ILB). The volunteer lifeboat crew assembled and were quickly on scene. The casualty was taken aboard the ILB and transferred to the beach where he was passed into the care of waiting police, coastguard and ambulance personnel.
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Community Lifesaving at Eastbourne RNLI. ...

A good crowd turned up yesterday to practice making dummy DSC distress calls on the closed circuit system. They learnt not only how to make them but what to do when their set receives one . The tuition was expertly given by RNLI area trainer/assessor Dave Needham ( also volunteer crew member in Eastbourne) who was assisted by Eastbourne coxswain Mark Sawyer and volunteer crew member Alan Simister in the Lifeboat Station at Sovereign Harbour. Everyone enjoyed the friendly , relaxed atmosphere and after the 'hands on' session went away feeling confident that they knew what to do should the need arise. Members who missed this opportunity will have another chance in the early autumn when the course will be run again due to popular demand.

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Eastbourne RNLI surprised 6 year old RNLI supporter James during his birthday party . 😃 ...

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