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Crew enter water saving woman clinging to house barges in Battersea

By towerrnli, Apr 8 2018 01:05PM

At just after 0530 on Saturday 10th March 2018, 3 RNLI crew were called to Battersea Bridge for a woman in the water.

The lifeboat arrived on scene to find that there were already landside police officers present but they were unable to reach the woman who had floated down between two house barges. The gap was too narrow for the lifeboat to fit in and so a life-ring was thrown to her but she was too cold to grab onto it. With no alternative, one of the crew entered the water and made his way to the woman. He took the woman to a nearby ladder and helped the police officers recover her safely.

The London Ambulance Service were also on scene by this time and so the woman was transported straight to an awaiting ambulance.

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