Cumbria Crack

Woman rescued from Whitehaven Harbour

Photo Whitehaven Coastguard Rescue Team

St Bees RNLI volunteers were paged at 8:45am on 18 May to go to the aid of a female in the water close to Whitehaven Harbour’s West Pier.

A St Bees RNLI spokesman said: “The volunteer crew quickly arrived on scene and located the casualty.

“Once on board the lifeboat the female was taken ashore and was met by paramedics.”

Whitehaven and Maryport Coastguard and Cumbria Police were also in attendance.

A Whitehaven Coastguard spokesman said: “The team was tasked by CGOC Belfast Coastguard along with Maryport Coastguard Rescue Team to reports of a casualty on west pier and one in the water.

“On arrival St Bees RNLI had located the casualty in the water and had taken them aboard for transport to shore where an ambulance was waiting.

“The shore based casualty, in the care of officers from Cumbria Police was checked over and found to have minor injuries, sustained whilst trying to render aid to the casualty in the water.”

If you see anybody in difficult along the coastline always call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

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