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Busy few days for Broads lifeboat

PUBLISHED: 11:56 17 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:21 03 July 2010

IT has been a busy few days for the South Broads Lifeboat.

Following on from their callout last week, the lifeboat was again called out a further two times in the space of three days.

IT has been a busy few days for the South Broads Lifeboat.

Following on from their callout last week, the lifeboat was again called out a further two times in the space of three days.

On Saturday the South Broads 4x4 was mobilised to reports of a person in the water at Reedham, however it was stood down within minutes of the launch request.

Yesterday the Broads inshore lifeboat, Lord Kitchener, was launched to aid a man who had fallen into Broadlands Holiday Village marina. The casualty was found floating near to the quay heading, where an observant local had got a lifebuoy to him.

The inshore lifeboat crew managed to collect the man safely and transferred him into the hands of a waiting ambulance crew at a nearby slipway. With the man safe, albeit rather cold with a few minor cuts, the lifeboat returned to station, being refuelled and ready for service by 9.20am.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a registered charity that saves lives at sea. Set up in 1824 it provides an on call, 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, both off the coast and on inland waterways. In 2007 the RNLI saved on average 21 people daily, at an approximate cost of £339,000 per day.

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