February 26th, 2024.

Newhaven Lifeboat was launched yesterday morning to a 38m fishing vessel 19NM’s south of Newhaven requiring medical assistance for one of its crew.

Lee Blacknell, Coxswain, explained: "Our volunteer crew of seven launched into a slight sea state and northerly 10 knot wind.

"The casualty aboard the fishing vessel had suffered a possible lower arm compound fracture due to crushing of the limb

"We transferred the casualty fisherman to our foredeck, where he received initial casualty care. Despite his injury, he was in good spirits."

The lifeboat returned to Newhaven with the casualty on board, where they were handed over to the ambulance service.

200th Anniversary
On Saturday 9 March, the dedicated volunteers of Newhaven Lifeboat, including crew past and present are inviting the public to join them in their celebration for the 200th Anniversary of the RNLI.

Tickets to the ‘RNLI Newhaven 200th Anniversary Party’ are available on Eventbrite. Hosted at The Marine Workshops, Newhaven, tickets are £25pp and include a welcome drink, food by Sussex's very own Humble Pie and music by local live band Double Tap.

Pictured: Newhaven Lifeboat coming alongside the fishing trawlers starboard side to transfer casualty. Pic: RNLI/Newhaven
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