Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Emergency Services working together

On 18th December at 11.49am, East Sussex Fire & Rescue received a call from the Coastguard, outlining a fire on a small pleasure craft off Beachy Head.

The RNLI responded initially and tackled the fire, recovering one casualty. They then brought the vessel back to the shore, where firefighters from Eastbourne and Newhaven extinguished the fire. 

Lifeboat crews then transferred the casualty into the care of the ambulance service who were at the scene. 

Borough Commander, Eastbourne, Dave Sheppard, said: “This is a really good example of emergency services working together to tackle what could have been a very serious situation. Well done to everyone involved.”

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