Project Lifeline’s primary aim is to provide water safety advice to people who are in immediate danger of entering the water, with a view to preventing death by drowning or other means.
This is achieved by water-based patrols in areas where individuals are in close proximity to the waterfront, such as around quayside nightspots.
Water-based patrols offer a unique perspective and allow crew to spot areas where people congregate that are not always easily seen from land (e.g. on disused pontoons, under bridges).
The other advantage of water-based patrols is that assistance can be given, or emergency services called for if necessary, should someone already have entered the water.