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12/16/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/16/2018 10:47

Jet Skier in Trouble

Stonehaven RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 13.45 to a jet skier in trouble.

The Stonehaven crew were tasked by the Coastguard to assist a jet skier who had come of his ski in a heavy swell in the middle of Stonehaven bay. The skier who had been out in the bay with 2 fellow skiers, had become trapped between his jet ski and rocks when he had come off his ski. The injuries that he had sustained had prevented him from getting back onto his ski. The crew had been tasked to assist with his recovery, however one of his fellow skiers had managed to rescue him in the surf and had returned him to the harbour.

The crew who train weekly for rescues like this, were waiting on the beach to recover him and administered casualty care before removing him from the beach to the boat shed, where they continued with casualty care until the paramedics arrived.

The boat had been ready to launch but wasn't required. The jet ski was recovered to the beach in Stonehaven bay.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.

The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland