Man Saved By Houseboater And Teddington RNLI Crew

February 2016 News Web Exclusive

Sometimes being on a houseboat puts you at the right place at the right time. Your Local Guardian shared the story of a man who was rescued from the River Thames in London this week by a volunteer crew from Teddington RNLI and a man living on a houseboat.

The mystery liveaboard helped the near-drowning victim out of the river after his dinghy had capsized. Three RNLI crewmembers were alerted by a page and quickly raced to give the victim medical attention.

Crewman Matt Allchurch reported to Your Local Guardian, “I completed a first aid assessment. He was clearly very cold so we immediately requested the London Ambulance Service (LAS) for assistance.”

The man’s houseboat rescuer was likewise given a health assessment and was in good condition. We’re all glad to see this man do a good deed that likely saved a life. 

Photo credited to Your Local Guardian

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