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Busy Day for Aldeburgh RNLI Lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

Aldeburgh's all-weather lifeboat, ‘Freddie Cooper’ and inshore lifeboat, ‘Susan Scott’ were called out within an hour of each other to different incidents on Sunday 10 September.

The inshore lifeboat (ILB) was launched at 3.20pm at the request of the UK Coastguard, to a report of a local boat in the River Aldeburgh, with a mooring rope around the propeller. Once on scene, the crew enquired if assistance was required, but the problem had been resolved, so the ILB returned to station.

Within the hour, the all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was launched at 4.10pm to a yacht with mechanical problems near Orford Ness, south of Aldeburgh. Weather conditions were poor with rough seas and wind speeds of force 5-6. Once on scene, a tow was established and the casualty taken to Harwich. The ALB returned to station at 11.45pm.

RNLI media contacts

Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210 email chillpress@hotmail.co.uk

Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) 0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk

Paul Dunt, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East) 0207 6207416 / 07786668825/ paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk

For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

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Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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