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OVERNIGHT LAUNCH FOR BEMBRIDGE LIFEBOAT AFTER MAN FALLS OFF FORT

Bembridge RNLI’s volunteer crew members launched the All Weather Lifeboat at 02:45 this morning (Tuesday) to evacuate a man from No Man’s Fort in the Solent after he fell into the sea.

The 32-year-old male member of staff was successfully recovered from the water by colleagues but had sustained a suspected broken rib.

The Alfred Albert Williams Tamar-class Lifeboat powered away from the boat house at Lanes End and reached the Fort at 02:52.

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2 crew members were put onto the Fort with a stretcher which the injured man was placed into and subsequently transferred to the lifeboat.

Bembridge Lifeboat left for Portsmouth at 03:30 and was alongside The Camber by 03:50.

Having handed the casualty over to South Central Ambulance Service, Bembridge Lifeboat returned to station and was recovered by 05:00.

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