FOUR CALL OUTS IN FOUR DAYS FOR NEWHAVEN LIFEBOAT
August 21 2014.
Newhaven’s Severn Class lifeboat ‘RNLB David and Elizabeth Acland’ and her volunteer crew have been busy with four call outs over a four day period.
On Wednesday the 13th of August the lifeboat was launched to a person over the cliffs near Birling Gap which was the subject of a previous press release.
At approximately 1.00am on Thursday the 14th of August Newhaven lifeboat crew were paged by Solent Coastguards after a woman was spotted in the River Ouse near Newhaven Swing Bridge. Newhaven lifeboat was ready to leave the side with two crew in dry suits when the woman was reported safely out of the water, so the crew were stood down.
On Friday the 15th of August Newhaven lifeboat was launched at 11:30am to recover a person from the base of the cliffs at Belle Tout. The deceased person was respectfully passed into the care of HM Coastguards at 2.00pm. Newhaven lifeboat then returned to station.
On Saturday the 16th of August Newhaven lifeboat was launched at 2:55pm to a 28ft motor cruiser with engine problems. The vessel was quickly located and a two was established. The casualty vessel was then safely towed into Newhaven harbour.
Newhaven lifeboat Coxswain Paul Legendre explained: "The station has had a busy few days. But our volunteer crew are prepared and ready to respond to any emergencies 24 hours a day 7 days a week during this important holiday period."