Results tagged “RNLI”

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A 19-year-old student was rescued from a boat on the Thames last night after suffering a fit.


A man was rescued from the Thames at Greenwich Pier last night after a police helicopter detected him by his body heat.

An RNLI crew from Tower lifeboat station and a marine police unit were called to reports of a man in the water just before 10pm and began to search for him using spotlights.


As deaths on the tidal River Thames have reached the highest point in four years, the RNLI are warning people to be careful - especially as more people enjoy the river in the summer months.


A man in his 60s was pulled from the river at Greenwich yesterday after he was seen floating face down.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's marine unit discovered the man lying motionless in the water at Greenwich Pier just after 2.30pm.

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A 38-year-old man was rescued by the RNLI on Saturday after complaining of chest pains and breathing difficulties aboard a ferry passing Canary Wharf.

The crew assisted the man on their 5,000th call out since lifeboats were established in London 12 years ago.