Sunday, 21 July 2013
The Boule Knockout Tournament hosted by Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station on Sunday 21 July at the Inkerman Arms was a great success, raising £334 for RNLI funds.
Just before the start of play, the crew pagers went off and the crew and other station personnel left to attend the lifeboat call. The crew who had signed up to play, managed to get back in time to play their games. The final was played by Alan Pawson and Stan Ridley, which ended with Stan winning.
Thanks to everyone who supported the event, either by donating prizes, donations of money or who played in the tournament. Special thanks go to Margaret and Stan Ridley for donating the winner’s shield and to Mark and Lorraine Stevens for the BBQ and letting us have the event at their venue.
Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Stations said, ‘the event was really well attended and a great day for all the family. On behalf of everyone at Rye Harbour Lifeboat station I would like to thank Stan Ridley for donating his winner’s money prize to the RNLI. 92% of the RNLI income comes from voluntary donations.
Volunteer Lifeboat crew rescue man in river whilst on the way to assist the broken down speedboat 'Mr Bump'
At 1:46pm Lifeboat B-842 ‘Hello Herbie’ arrived alongside the casualty, a 4 meter speedboat ‘Mr Bump’ suffering from complete electrical failure. The casualty was taken in tow and returned to the public slipway at Rye Harbour.
Being a non-swimmer, he was unable to climb back up the wall due to the amount of seaweed growing on the wall.
The volunteer crew recovered the man into the lifeboat taking him to one of the ladders along the river wall where he was put ashore to climb back up the wall. Once sure that he was safe, they proceeded to the original tasking.
Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station said, ‘It unusual to happen upon a person in such a serious predicament whilst going to another incident. Since the RNLI was formed in 1824 the crews and lifeguard have saved over 140,000 lives. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and is independent of the Coastguard and separate from government’
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Monday, 15 July 2013
Lifeboat B-842 'Hello Herbie' launched to the assistance of a swimmer off Camber sands who was spotted clinging to a ski buoy and had been for some time.
When the crew arrived at the casualty he declined to be rescued, so was escorted back to shore.
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Lifeboat B-842 'Hello Herbie' has been busy since 10:40am when Dover Coastguard tasked them to assist in a search for a missing 10 year old. So far the lifeboat crew have attended 16 incidents.
10:40 - 12:29 6 incidents
12:30 - 15:55 10 incidents
9 missing children & 10 inflatables.
It is expected to increase in the next hour to hour and half as the families leave the beach.
At 12:30, it was estimated that there were more than 25,000 people on Camber Sands