Body recovered by RNLI at Chiswick Pier

A body was recovered by the RNLI at Chiswick Pier last Friday, 12 July. Chiswick RNLI lifeboat launched to reports of a person in the water at 8.15 on Friday morning. The crew cared for the person for a short time before the London ambulance service arrived and declared that life was extinct. The crew stood by until the Marine Police arrived and took over the scene.

Immediately after the lifeboat crew were summoned to another incident on Chiswick Pier. A man was injured while a group of cabin cruisers were leaving the pier. The crew helped a person with minor injuries until London ambulance service arrived to provide specialist care.

Chiswick RNLI lifeboat station is the second busiest in the UK and Ireland. Since The RNLI search and rescue service on the Thames started in 2002, Chiswick Lifeboat has attended over 3,500 incidents and rescued over 1,750 people, and dozens of dogs. The RNLI is entirely funded by public donations and rescues on average 22 people per day nationally.

Photograph above by Anna Kunst

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See also: RNLI Open Day

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