VIDEO: Man rescued from freezing river
Published on February 3rd, 2015
A 70-year-old man was dramatically rescued after falling into the River Conwy in north Wales (UK) whilst tending to his boat. He was plucked to safety by the Conwy RNLI volunteer crew, who rushed him back to shore and into the care of a waiting ambulance. Full report. Video published on Feb 2, 2015.
NOTE: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is one of several charities that save lives at sea around the British Isles (Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) as well as on some inland waterways. Founded in 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, the RNLI was granted Royal Charter in 1860 and is a charity in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Queen Elizabeth II is Patron.