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RNLI New Brighton Brave Rescue Swimming – RIB

Volunteers from New Brighton Lifeboat Station in Merseyside launched at the request of the Coastguard after reports of two people had become stranded at the end of a groyne, cut off by the tide.

A first person view!

With swells of up to 1.5 metres and waves crashing onto the groyne where the casualties were stranded, it was impossible to maneouvre the lifeboat next to the casualties.

This left only one option – a crew member would have to swim to the groyne to help them …

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