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A busy 24 hours for Eastbourne RNLI with four callouts

Eastbourne RNLI Volunteer Crew were paged Monday 13th June at 22. 00 hrs.

They were requested to launch the Inshore Lifeboat and tasked to assist Police, Local Coastguards, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter and Ambulance with an incident.

There will be no further details due to the sensitive nature of the call.

At 23.30 hrs the Volunteer Crew were paged again and tasked to reports from a member of the public of an object floating in the sea.

Once on scene a small speedboat that was semi submerged was located.

Pictures courtesy of Pete Needham and Carl Pocock.

When it was confirmed there no persons found to be missing the decision was made to tow the stricken vessel back to the Inshore Lifeboat station for recovery.

The Lifeboat was then refuelled and made ready for service.

Then Volunteer Crew were paged today Tuesday 14th June at 13.25 hrs.

They were requested to launch the Inshore Lifeboat and tasked to investigate reports of an object in the water.

Once on scene it was discovered to be a fishing marker buoy and the call put down to a false alarm with good intent the Lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.

And one more – paged again today at 14.40 hrs.

They were requested to launch the Inshore Lifeboat and tasked to assist Police, Local Coastguards and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter with an incident East of Belle Tout Lighthouse.

There will be no further details due to the sensitive nature of the call.

Credit Alan FRAZER @apoliticaleye

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