UPDATED: Woman hauled from the water at Poole Quay

Bournemouth Echo: Woman hauled from the water at Poole Quay Woman hauled from the water at Poole Quay

A SCREAMING woman had to be rescued by lifeboat after she fell into the water in the dark off Poole Quay.

The drama took place around 10.30pm on Monday evening and has resulted in an appeal for people on a night out to take great care near deep and cold water.

Portland Coastguard launched the Poole RNLI inshore lifeboat after a report of a person screaming for help in the water, somewhere along Poole Quay.

It is believed that she had been drinking at the time of the incident.

As the volunteer crew rushed to launch the lifeboat more information came through that the person was in the water between Poole Bridge and the Twin Sails Bridge.

The crew on the inshore lifeboat quickly arrived from their station, close to Poole Bridge and found the distressed woman in the water.

Three crew members hauled her into the lifeboat and within moments were back at the lifeboat station, where more crew members were waiting with blankets to warm her up.

She was taken to the crew room for a check up and a paramedic and ambulance were standing by.

The woman was cold and wet but did not require hospital treatment.

The incident took place near Poole Rowing Club, which is close to Poole Bridge.

Volunteer helmsman David Riley warned pleasure seekers on a night out to stay away from the water and to take care.

“If you are walking home after a night out, please be aware of the water’s edge, especially this time of year, as the temperatures are very cold.

“Some places are very difficult to get to and difficult to get out of,” he said.

“Please take care.”

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12:01pm Tue 31 Dec 13

adspacebroker says...

Well done guys. Wishing you all and your families a happy and safe New Year.
Well done guys. Wishing you all and your families a happy and safe New Year. adspacebroker

2:15pm Tue 31 Dec 13

mikeymagic says...

It's wrong to make assumptions but if the lady in question ended up in the water due to a drink too many then I hope she will make a donation to the RNLI shortly.

Great work again lads! Happy New Year and hoping you don't get called out!
It's wrong to make assumptions but if the lady in question ended up in the water due to a drink too many then I hope she will make a donation to the RNLI shortly. Great work again lads! Happy New Year and hoping you don't get called out! mikeymagic

3:25pm Tue 31 Dec 13

dorsetspeed says...

I wonder how long it will be before the council spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on railings along the quay to keep us all safe..
I wonder how long it will be before the council spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on railings along the quay to keep us all safe.. dorsetspeed

3:26pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Good job we have such an awesome charity or this lucky woman would have been fishfood.
Good job we have such an awesome charity or this lucky woman would have been fishfood. Letcommonsenseprevail

3:26pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

dorsetspeed wrote:
I wonder how long it will be before the council spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on railings along the quay to keep us all safe..
Extended all around the coast?
[quote][p][bold]dorsetspeed[/bold] wrote: I wonder how long it will be before the council spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on railings along the quay to keep us all safe..[/p][/quote]Extended all around the coast? Letcommonsenseprevail

4:26pm Tue 31 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
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wrote:
dorsetspeed wrote:
I wonder how long it will be before the council spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on railings along the quay to keep us all safe..
Extended all around the coast?
Don't go giving them ideas... ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetspeed[/bold] wrote: I wonder how long it will be before the council spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on railings along the quay to keep us all safe..[/p][/quote]Extended all around the coast?[/p][/quote]Don't go giving them ideas... ;-) O'Reilly

4:44pm Tue 31 Dec 13

live-and-let-live says...

dorsetspeed wrote:
I wonder how long it will be before the council spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on railings along the quay to keep us all safe..
it will happen soon. we've already been forbidden to swim in the water "BY ORDER". as it is apparently too dangerous yet my family and friends swam in there for years without coming to any harm as did many others.
[quote][p][bold]dorsetspeed[/bold] wrote: I wonder how long it will be before the council spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on railings along the quay to keep us all safe..[/p][/quote]it will happen soon. we've already been forbidden to swim in the water "BY ORDER". as it is apparently too dangerous yet my family and friends swam in there for years without coming to any harm as did many others. live-and-let-live

5:13pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Kieran S says...

People need to be Quay-ful along there!
People need to be Quay-ful along there! Kieran S

5:32pm Tue 31 Dec 13

drJones says...

Kieran S wrote:
People need to be Quay-ful along there!
lol that's funny, dunno why people negative that for
[quote][p][bold]Kieran S[/bold] wrote: People need to be Quay-ful along there![/p][/quote]lol that's funny, dunno why people negative that for drJones

10:51pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Yankee1 says...

Send her the bill.

Life is not without consequences.
Send her the bill. Life is not without consequences. Yankee1

1:43am Wed 1 Jan 14

goingsolo says...

I saw that situation. Good on the RNLI, fantastic to have them so local to us in Poole, what an asset. Dorsetspeed you are a total saddo to jump on the council like you do.. you must be an ex employee or something - no-one mentioned the council yet you jump on them with your presumptions that they are going to do something frivolous - I guess railings would have been put in years ago when there was money to spend if they were ever going to do it (not that we would want that here) get a life.
I saw that situation. Good on the RNLI, fantastic to have them so local to us in Poole, what an asset. Dorsetspeed you are a total saddo to jump on the council like you do.. you must be an ex employee or something - no-one mentioned the council yet you jump on them with your presumptions that they are going to do something frivolous - I guess railings would have been put in years ago when there was money to spend if they were ever going to do it (not that we would want that here) get a life. goingsolo

5:00pm Wed 1 Jan 14

dorsetspeed says...

Yes, you're right, I'm sure the council wouldn't do anything frivolous, like a vanity bridge that doesn't work properly (and its road system), putting traffic lights on roundabouts, increasing congestion and accidents, traffic calming that doesn't work, setting speed limits well below average speeds, etc etc.
Yes, you're right, I'm sure the council wouldn't do anything frivolous, like a vanity bridge that doesn't work properly (and its road system), putting traffic lights on roundabouts, increasing congestion and accidents, traffic calming that doesn't work, setting speed limits well below average speeds, etc etc. dorsetspeed

4:51pm Thu 2 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

Silly woman!
Silly woman! suzigirl

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