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RNLI Save Man from Drowning in River Thames

Date
20/09/2014
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Adverse current
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Near miss
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
The RNLI team from London’s Tower lifeboat station were alerted to the incident at 4.55am on Saturday morning.

A crew member spotted the man as he was starting to go under water and pulled him into a life boat.

Lifeboat helmsman, Steve King, said: “As the lifeboat arrived at the casualty’s position he disappeared under the surface.

The man was found to be breathing and conscious, but he had swallowed some water.

He was taken back to the lifeboat station before he was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

RNLI classified the incident as a life saved, which means if the RNLI did not attend the person would surely have died.
Supporting Information
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/watch-dramatic-rescue-of-man-close-to-drowning-in-river-thames-9749579.html

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