POOLE AND SWANAGE LIFEBOATS LAUNCH
Poole and Swanage Lifeboats launch to 24 metre vessel with fire onboard, on Saturday 22nd June Launching at 6pm Poole lifeboat was onscene just 13 minutes later followed shortly by Swanage and then Poole D class. Enroute information came through that the fire had been extinguished, however, on arrival the fire was reported to have restarted and they had four people onboard with two dogs.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.