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Old 04 February 2015, 03:55   #1
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Conwy RNLI volunteers coming to the rescue

VIDEO: Dramatic RNLI video sees boater rescued from freezing cold waters - YBW

Fantastic stuff!!!
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Fantastic stuff indeed

The D class has been the workhorse of the service for nearly 50 years and in 2010, D class lifeboats launched 2,401 times and rescued 1,639 people, saving 103 lives
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on the face of it, a pretty compelling example of why you should wear a lifejacket on a pontoon.
Am sure many of us would not have bothered,
and would have thought that getting out of the water would be easy.
Great work by the RNLI.
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on the face of it, a pretty compelling example of why you should wear a lifejacket on a pontoon.
Am sure many of us would not have bothered,
and would have thought that getting out of the water would be easy.
Great work by the RNLI.
Indeed - but even with a LJ he might not have been easier for himself or the passer by to recover. Not knocking the RNLI there - but actually it looked to me like it was actually the passer by who really saved his life by calling for help and helping him stay afloat whilst it arrived.
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Great guys the RNLI. Direct debit every month to them & will continue to do so!
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Forgot to mention, have called on their services previously. Whoops!
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Not knocking the RNLI there - but actually it looked to me like it was actually the passer by who really saved his life by calling for help and helping him stay afloat whilst it arrived.
Totally agree - any such incident usually involves a number of people/agencies who are just doing their "job" in the hope that it will secure a good outcome.

IMHO it is whoever makes the call/secures the casualty that is the most important person and that is why the message - make the call - is so important because nothing else happens without it

The majority of Lifeboat volunteers, RNLI or Independent, run a mile from terms such as saving/hero - however their respective organizations/charities have to self promote their activities to secure public funding such as

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That was impressive. Although if they had left one arm through the life ring its helpful when hauling someone out of the water like that. Hard to tell how much the bow of the blue sailboat and associated lines were in the way.
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