Hartlepool RNLI were called to the aid of a man at the Fish Quay. Photo: RNLI/Tom Collins
A man in Hartlepool had a lucky escape after falling between the pier and a boat on Friday, 25 September.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 5.15pm by Humber Coastguard to reports of a person in the water at the Fish Quay on the Headland who had fallen between a fishing boat and the Fish Quay.
The volunteer RNLI crew launched its inshore lifeboat Solihull within minutes of the alert.
The inshore lifeboat was launched at 5.27pm and was on scene within a minute where it was discovered that the person who had fallen in the water had been helped ashore and was being dealt with by paramedics on board a fishing boat.
A further two volunteer RNLI crew members were ferried across to the scene of the incident by the inshore lifeboat where they assisted the local Coastguard team move the casualty from the fishing boat to an ambulance and then to hospital where he underwent further treatment for shock.
Speaking to the Hartlepool Mail a spokesperson for the Coastguard team said: “The casualty was helped from the water by fishermen onto the vessel where he was assessed for injuries.
“After being assessed they were stretchered from the vessel by ourselves and the lifeboat crew into a waiting ambulance to be taken to be treated for their injuries.”
A spokesman for the charity said: “We were on scene within a minute and it was discovered that the person who had fallen in the water had been helped ashore and was being dealt with by paramedics on board a fishing boat.
The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 6.05pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 6.35pm.