Lifeboat called away from Hythe raft race to deal with man with broken leg

LIFEBOAT crews have been called away from the annual Hythe raft race to help a man on a jet ski who broke his leg.

Hundreds of people have lined the shore to cheer on dozens of competitors in the annual event.

However a crew from Calshot lifeboat had to be diverted to deal with the emergency in Southampton water.

The raft race takes place every August and helps raise vital charity funds. Scores of people have taken to home-made rafts to take part in the spectacle, including the Daily Echo's very own Ghostbuster themed team.

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1:56pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Why is this news again? Sure, he broke a leg while jet-skiing, sure a lifeboat crew had to be diverted from a raft race, so what? that's why they would have more than one crew there, to cover for another crew if they have to be called away for another incident.
Why is this news again? Sure, he broke a leg while jet-skiing, sure a lifeboat crew had to be diverted from a raft race, so what? that's why they would have more than one crew there, to cover for another crew if they have to be called away for another incident. Ginger_cyclist
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6:54pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Lc2012 says...

And why shouldn't we be recognised for the work we do on the water we all give up our family time etc to put our selves at risk to help others!!!
And why shouldn't we be recognised for the work we do on the water we all give up our family time etc to put our selves at risk to help others!!! Lc2012
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6:58pm Sun 19 Aug 12

IronLady2010 says...

Lc2012 wrote:
And why shouldn't we be recognised for the work we do on the water we all give up our family time etc to put our selves at risk to help others!!!
Nice one!!

I hope I never need you, but thanks for being on hand, just incase!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lc2012[/bold] wrote: And why shouldn't we be recognised for the work we do on the water we all give up our family time etc to put our selves at risk to help others!!![/p][/quote]Nice one!! I hope I never need you, but thanks for being on hand, just incase!!!!!!! IronLady2010
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7:10pm Sun 19 Aug 12

southampton_man says...

What this doesn't say is that Hamble Lifeboat were also tasked (and first to arrive on scene) along with the coastguard mobile unit. The casualty was already ashore at Calshot beach.

First aid was rendered before the man was taken by air ambulance to hospital.

This article makes it sound like only Calshot lifeboat was involved in this.
What this doesn't say is that Hamble Lifeboat were also tasked (and first to arrive on scene) along with the coastguard mobile unit. The casualty was already ashore at Calshot beach. First aid was rendered before the man was taken by air ambulance to hospital. This article makes it sound like only Calshot lifeboat was involved in this. southampton_man
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10:16pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Lc2012 wrote:
And why shouldn't we be recognised for the work we do on the water we all give up our family time etc to put our selves at risk to help others!!!
What about the other emergency services? Do you think they don't put THEIR lives on the line? They don't get in the paper each time they save a life but you don't here them complaining or asking for more coverage, they just tell it as it is, doing their job, I hope I never need you as part of a lifeboat crew, you'd be more worried about getting your face on the front page than saving my life.
[quote][p][bold]Lc2012[/bold] wrote: And why shouldn't we be recognised for the work we do on the water we all give up our family time etc to put our selves at risk to help others!!![/p][/quote]What about the other emergency services? Do you think they don't put THEIR lives on the line? They don't get in the paper each time they save a life but you don't here them complaining or asking for more coverage, they just tell it as it is, doing their job, I hope I never need you as part of a lifeboat crew, you'd be more worried about getting your face on the front page than saving my life. Ginger_cyclist
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12:48pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Lc2012 says...

However they get paid a lot of money for what they do and I think they should all get recognised for what they do....idiot!!!!!!
However they get paid a lot of money for what they do and I think they should all get recognised for what they do....idiot!!!!!! Lc2012
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8:11pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Lc2012 wrote:
However they get paid a lot of money for what they do and I think they should all get recognised for what they do....idiot!!!!!!
Actually all the land based emergency services also have volunteers and I agree, they all should be recognised for their services but you're missing my point, most emergency crews don't get a lot of coverage in the news, the only times that they might is when it's something big but non of them complain about not being in the news for every cat they rescue from a tree, every bit of first aid given, every arrest or every rescue whereas you ARE complaining, so sit down and shut your big gob before calling people idiots you tit.
[quote][p][bold]Lc2012[/bold] wrote: However they get paid a lot of money for what they do and I think they should all get recognised for what they do....idiot!!!!!![/p][/quote]Actually all the land based emergency services also have volunteers and I agree, they all should be recognised for their services but you're missing my point, most emergency crews don't get a lot of coverage in the news, the only times that they might is when it's something big but non of them complain about not being in the news for every cat they rescue from a tree, every bit of first aid given, every arrest or every rescue whereas you ARE complaining, so sit down and shut your big gob before calling people idiots you tit. Ginger_cyclist
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2:39pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Lc2012 says...

U know what little man u Wana sort it out properly u let me know where u live
U know what little man u Wana sort it out properly u let me know where u live Lc2012
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12:56am Wed 22 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Lc2012 wrote:
U know what little man u Wana sort it out properly u let me know where u live
No thanks, I'm not a violent type.
[quote][p][bold]Lc2012[/bold] wrote: U know what little man u Wana sort it out properly u let me know where u live[/p][/quote]No thanks, I'm not a violent type. Ginger_cyclist
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