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Lifeboat rescues drunk teens in early morning call out
The RNLI were launched early this morning (July 26) to rescue two drunk teens in a slowly sinking dinghy.
The Brighton crew received the call at 6.21am after a nearby boat raised the alarm.
When they pulled up alongside the dinghy they found the pair desperately paddling against a strong offshore wind.
Crew members said that the teens were poorly prepared for sea with not only a faulty engine but also no way of calling for help.
The Helmsman added that they appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and not "of sound judgement".
An RNLI spokesman said: "Summer appears to have arrived for our volunteers here in Brighton with four launches in a little over 24hrs.
“As this excellent weather continues we would urge anyone heading to the beach to take extra care. It is important to check the tides and check your equipment.”
“These individuals are incredibly lucky as they had no means of calling for help.
“They owe their lives to the crew members of the boat which spotted them.
“Today looks like another fantastic day and I'm sure many tens of thousands will flock to the beach. But please do take care, particularly with this off shore wind."