Category Archives: RNLI

Blackpool person saved after reports of ‘falling from North Pier’

LancsLive - Latest news, sport, business and more from Lancashire

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RNLI Blackpool, and Blackpool Police were all called out to help the individual

 

Crews mobilise outside SEA LIFE Blackpool
Crews mobilise outside SEA LIFE Blackpool (Image: RNLI Blackpool)

A person has been dragged to safety after reports came in that they had fallen off of Blackpool’s North Pier in the early hours of this morning.

A huge emergency service response was launched at around 1.10am today (September 4) following the call being placed with RNLI Blackpool.

This also saw North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Blackpool Police rushed to the seafront outside of SEA LIFE Blackpool.

Fortunately, the individual in question had not fallen from North Pier.

But they were in the sea, with them receiving medical attention once brought to safety by RNLI volunteers due to suffering from the effects of cold.

A statement issued by RNLI Blackpool said: “Our RNLI volunteers were called out at 1.10am this morning to reports that a person may have jumped from North Pier and suffered injuries.

“One D-class lifeboat launched, found the person in the water and helped them to safety.

“Fortunately they had not jumped from the pier and were just suffering the effects of cold.

“North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Blackpool Police also attended.”

Samaritans (116 123)samaritans.org operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org, write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA and visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find your nearest branch.

For support for peoplefeeling suicidal, if you are concerned about someone or if you are bereaved by suicide see http://shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk

RNLI rescue person in sea off Blackpool pier

LancsLive - Latest news, sport, business and more from Lancashire

Boat launched to locate person in the water off pier at 1.10am on Saturday

 

Blackpool RNLI launch boat following incident in early hours of Saturday
Blackpool RNLI launch boat following incident in early hours of Saturday (Image: Blackpool RNLI)

A lifeboat was launched this morning (September 4) following reports that a person had “jumped off” a Blackpool pier and had suffered injuries.

However the person had just got into trouble in the water and was suffering from the effects of cold.

RNLI Blackpool launched a D-Class boat near North Pier and located the casualty where they were checked out by medics.

Police and an ambulance crew were also in attendance.

Two people on inflatable rings drifted out to sea in Blackpool

LancsLive - Latest news, sport, business and more from Lancashire

Lytham Coastguard has issued a warning, saying ‘keep inflatables for the pool, not open water.’

 

Upon arrival on shore, the two people were passed into the care of paramedics
Upon arrival on shore, the two people were passed into the care of paramedics

A rescue was launched after two inflatables drifted out to sea in Blackpool.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 7.09pm on Monday (August 30).

It was reported that people on dinghies were drifting out to sea.

Lytham Coastguard attended and discovered that it was two inflatable rings with one person on each.

Fortunately, RNLI Blackpool arrived on scene shortly after and recovered them to shore.

Upon arrival on shore, the two people were passed into the care of paramedics at North West Ambulance Service to be checked over.

The coastguard is now warning people about the dangers of using inflatables in open water.

A spokesperson for Lytham Coastguard said: “We were called out at 19.09 to reports of persons on dinghies drifting out to sea, we quickly arrived on scene and discovered it was two inflatable rings with one person on each, RNLI Blackpool arrived on scene shortly after and recovered them to shore.

“Our volunteers then relocated to the boathouse and assisted with medical care until the arrival of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

“Once they arrived, both casualties were passed into the paramedics care to be checked over.

“Inflatables are NOT for the sea!

“Keep Inflatables for the pool, not open water!”

Person rescued from sea near Blackpool’s Central Pier

LancsLive - Latest news, sport, business and more from Lancashire

Police, paramedics, coastguard and the RNLI were called to the incident

 

A rescue operation was launched near Blackpool's Central Pier
A rescue operation was launched near Blackpool’s Central Pier (Image: HM Coastguard Lytham)

A person has been pulled from the sea in a rescue operation at Blackpool.

Police, paramedics, a lifeboat crew, and coastguard officals were called to the incident near Central Pier at around 6.15am today.

It was reported that there was a person in the water.

RNLI Blackpool launched their D-Class lifeboat and managed to recover the person from the water and took them back to shore.

They were then passed into the care of awaiting paramedics from North West Ambulance Service.

HM Coastguard Lytham said: “We were called out at 06.17 to reports of a person in the water around the Central Pier area. We quickly arrived on scene and located the person, RNLI Blackpool launched one D-Class lifeboat and we conned them onto the person, the casualty was then recovered from the water and taken back to shore. They were then passed into the care of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. If you see a coastal emergency, dial and ask for the Coastguard!”

RNLI Blackpool added: “Our RNLI volunteers were called out at 6.15am this morning to a person in the sea at Central Pier. One D class lifeboat launched, found the person and brought them back to safety ashore. @NWAmbulance Blackpool Police & @HMCoastguard units also attended.”

Lifeboat crews respond to multiple emergency incidents in Blackpool

Emergency services were called to multiple coastal incidents in Blackpool.

 

Lytham Coastguard were first called to reports a person had been pulled from the water near Central Pier at around 5.20pm yesterday (August 26).

The casualty, who was suffering from water inhalation, was being treated by paramedics and Blackpool Beach Patrol as volunteers arrived on the scene.

They were then taken to hospital for treatment after being transferred to an awaiting ambulance.

HM Coastguard Fleetwood and Lancashire Police were also in attendance.

The second emergency call came through at 8.55pm to help a small dinghy that had been spotted drifting off the coast near Manchester Square.

A spokesman for Lytham Coastguard said: “On arrival our officers scanned the area whilst RNLI Blackpool searched the water.

“After people on the beach were spoken to, it was determined this small dinghy came back ashore and made their way inland.”

RNLI Blackpool launched one D-class lifeboat following reports a dinghy had been spotted drifting off the coast. (Credit: RNLI Blackpool)RNLI Blackpool launched one D-class lifeboat following reports a dinghy had been spotted drifting off the coast. (Credit: RNLI Blackpool)

Robin Hood TV star Jonas Armstrong arrested for being drunk and disorderly in Ly…

One D-class lifeboat had been launched by RNLI Blackpool.

At 5.55am today (August 27), crews were called to help police search for a missing person in the Blackpool area.

“Just as our volunteers were arriving on scene reports came through that the casualty had been located by police,” the spokesman added.

Emergency services were called to multiple coastal incidents in Blackpool. (Credit: RNLI Blackpool)

Emergency services were called to multiple coastal incidents in Blackpool. (Credit: RNLI Blackpool)

“Team stood down and returned to the station.”

HM Coastguard Fleetwood and RNLI Blackpool had also been tasked but no launch was required.

If you find yourself in an emergency situation or see a coastal emergency, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

If you are inland and see someone in difficulty on the water, be it on a river or a lake, you should ask for Fire and Rescue when you call for help.

RNLI summoned after reports of someone in sea

LancsLive - Latest news, sport, business and more from Lancashire

Lytham Coastguard joined Blackpool crews in operation

Both of the Blackpool Coastguard's class D lifeboats were launched

Both of the Blackpool Coastguard’s class D lifeboats were launched (Image: RNLI Blackpool)

Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers were called into action on Saturday, August 21, after receiving information that someone was in the sea at The Norbreck, one of the town’s most popular seafront hotels.

The 8.52pm call-out was the second of the day after crews had been summoned at 8.44am from the same lifeboat station.

Both of the station’s D class lifeboats launched in the evening incident, but the person reached safety as the volunteers were heading to the scene.

Joining them on the operation were Lytham Coastguard, which is based in St Annes and patrols the Blackpool and Fylde coast and Ribble estuary to Preston.

Blackpool Police also attended the incident.

Blackpool Lifeboat Station is situated on the Central Promenade, just south of Blackpool Tower. It is one of only two RNLI stations to house three inshore lifeboats – an Atlantic 85 in addition to the two D class lifeboats.

 

‘Virtual’ open day for lifesavers at Fleetwood’s Coastwatch station

Home | Blackpool Gazette

Volunteers who keep watch over the coast at Fleetwood and Rossall to ensure people stay safe are to take part in a ‘virtual’ open day.

Video will explain the vital work of Fleetwood's Coastwatch volunteers

Video will explain the vital work of Fleetwood’s Coastwatch volunteers

The team from National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) at Rossall Point, Fleetwood, will celebrate the first National Coastwatch Day on Saturday August 28 in an innovative way.

To mark the event the Coastwatch members hoped to stage an open day so the pubic could get a better understanding of their work, but the Wyre Council-owned Rossall Observation Tower where they are based is currently not open to the public.

So the Coastwatchers commissioned a local film maker, Juliette Gregson, to shoot a film of them in their base and on National Coastwatch Day the film will go ‘live’ on the group’s website.

Martyn Cripps, station manager at NCI Fleetwood

Martyn Cripps, station manager at NCI Fleetwood

Martyn Cripps, station manager at NCI Fleetwood said: “We wanted to celebrate the first National Coastwatch Day and help raise the profile of our work here in Fleetwood, as well as

raising much needed funds.

“We want to thank Juliette for her time and support in helping us to do something a little different on this special day.’

National Coastwatch started at Bass Point, Cornwall in 1994, following the closure of many small Coastguard look-out towers around UK shores.

The volunteers reopened the old Coastguard station, as they wanted to help keep eyes around our coasts and assist the Coastguard in keeping our shores safe.

In Fleetwood, the volunteer Coastwatchers took over the old Coastguard tower at Rossall Point, in 2008 and moved into the newly-built Rossall Observation Tower in 2013.

They were renamed NCI Fleetwood in 2019.

There are now 56 Coastwatch stations in the UK and NCI

Fleetwood is the furthest north and is operational every day of the year.

The specially produced film will show views of Morecambe Bay from the top of the tower at Rossall Point, as well as a ‘guided tour’ of the equipment used by the volunteers, inside the

NCI station.

For details of the video and to make a donation to the charity go to: www.ncifleetwood.co.uk.

Further information is available at facebook.com/ncifleetwood and on Twitter @rossallpoint on the 28 th August.

 

Coastguard called after man ‘jumps off Central Pier’ in Blackpool

Home | Blackpool Gazette

Emergency services were called to multiple coastal incidents in Blackpool today (August 13).

 

Coastguard crews from Lytham were first called to reports of a person possibly in difficulty in the water near North Pier at around 5.35am.

As volunteers arrived on the scene they found the casualty in the care of their family.

The second emergency call came through at 3.10pm to help a person who had “jumped off Central Pier” .

As RNLI Blackpool launched one D-class lifeboat, it was discovered the man had managed to climb back onto the pier where he was met by police.

HM Coastguard Fleetwood, North West Ambulance Service and Blackpool Beach Patrol were also tasked.

Blackpool and St Annes traffic delays following car and motorbike crash
Lytham Coastguard were called to multiple incidents in Blackpool on August 13. (Credit: HM Coastguard Lytham)
Lytham Coastguard were called to multiple incidents in Blackpool on August 13. (Credit: HM Coastguard Lytham)

“We arrived on scene alongside Blackpool Beach Patrol and our volunteers assessed the casualty.

“Fortunately the casualty wasn’t having a stroke as they first suspected and they managed to make their own way inland.”

With all incidents resolved, crews returned to station.

If you find yourself in an emergency situation or see a coastal emergency, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

If you are inland and see someone in difficulty on the water, be it on a river or a lake, you should ask for Fire and Rescue when you call for help.

Two people rescued from sea after being spotted ‘clinging onto North Pier’ in Blackpool

Home | Blackpool Gazette

Two people who entered the sea near North Pier were saved by emergency services after getting into difficulty.

 

Police called the Holyhead Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) after spotting two people in the water at around 12.50am this morning (August 12).

The two casualties were desperately clinging onto the supports underneath North Pier as crews from Lytham Coastguard arrived.

Watching the dangerous situation unfold, police threw the casualties life rings before crews “took charge” and pulled one of them to safety.

Two people were saved by emergency services after they were spotted in the sea in Blackpool. (Credit: HM Coastguard Lytham)Two people were saved by emergency services after they were spotted in the sea in Blackpool. (Credit: HM Coastguard Lytham)

After several failed attempts to rescue the second person, crews from RNLI Blackpool finally managed to recover them despite the “very difficult conditions”.

Both casualties were passed into the care of ambulance crews at the scene.

“Fantastic teamwork between ourselves and RNLI Blackpool resulted in two lives saved,” a spokesman for Lytham Coastguard said.

If you see a coastal emergency, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

 

Why a lifeboat has been on St Annes beach for the last 24 hours

Home | Blackpool Gazette

An unusual view of the Lytham St Annes lifeboat has been on offer to beachgoers since a mechanical hitch brought an unexpected end to a successful early morning rescue.

 

The RNLI station’s relief all-weather lifeboat Reg 13-07 was on its way back to base after towing a stranded yacht to safety when the winch cable on the SLRS combined tractor and carriage which takes it into the boathouse failed.

The lifeboat, on duty because the station’s regular craft the Barbara Anne was away for routine maintenance, was unable to be recovered onto the SLRS carriage and instead was towed by it to a safe section of beach opposite Fairhaven Road.

It was was left there at about 3am on Sunday and spent all that day and Monday morning in full view of walkers and beach visitors awaiting a replacement relief SLRS tractor unit so the Shannon relief craft can be re-carriaged and returned to the boathouse.

The Lytham St Annes relief all-weather lifeboat on the beach following the rescue and tractor winch failureThe Lytham St Annes relief all-weather lifeboat on the beach following the rescue and tractor winch failure

Lytham St Annes RNLI spokesman David Forshaw stressed that the lifeboat has not been “stranded”, but its unusual refuge was carefully chosen to allow it to be kept safe until it could be re-carriaged and that it would be available to be towed back out to see if another call came in the meantime.

The SLRS unit has been at the St Annes boathouse since arriving with the Barbara Anne in February 2018 and is in need of a replacement winch.

The unusual end to the rescue, which saw the volunteer crew free to return to their homes at about 3.45am on Sunday, followed a call from the Coastguard at Holyhead that a 30 foot long yacht with two people on board was in danger four miles out into the Irish Sea.

The yacht’s engine had failed and her foresail was unable to be set in challenging conditions which were forcing the vessel ever closer to being wrecked on the sand banks at the mouth of the estuary

The relief Reg 13-09 lifeboat being launched by the SLRS tractor unitThe relief Reg 13-09 lifeboat being launched by the SLRS tractor unit

Reg 13-07 was launched with station Coxswain Tom Stuart in command, and found the casualty in wind conditions which varied between force 5 and 6, with gusts up to gale force 8.

The confused sea conditions were on top of a four-metre swell and with heavy rain driving at times almost horizontally, made the approach to the yacht difficult.

The exhausted yacht crew were unable to connect a tow line and so the Llfeboat had to be brought alongside to allow lifeboat mechanic Chris Penrice to leap aboard. Chris then connected a tow line and the lifeboat brought the vessel into the safety of the River Ribble.

With no safe mooring available at Lytham in the poor conditions the two boats had to carry on upriver to the safety of Preston Dock. The Lytham St Annes tation’s Inshore Lifeboat, with helm Ben McGarry in command, was launched and the two Lifeboats safely moored the yacht up and after checking the two sailors were recovered sufficiently and happy to be left aboard their vessel, headed out down river to return to their respective boathouses.

Reg 13-07 was being recovered at the 11.5 mile perch in the river when the winch cable on the SLRS failed and instead of being returned to boathouse was towed to its place of safety on the beach.

Richard Freeman, the duty launching authority, said: “It was an excellent service rescuing two people in very challenging weather conditions.

“The chances of them surviving had the yacht hit the sands were slight. The only thing to mar the entire service was the failure of the SLRS cable after the rescue was over.”

It is thanks to our loyal readers that we can continue to provide the trusted news, analysis and insight that matters to you. For unlimited access to our unrivalled local reporting, you can take out a subscription here and help support the work of our dedicated team of reporters.