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Ramsgate enjoys a successful Sea Safety Day

Lifeboats News Release

Local PCSO John Litchfield organised a very successful Sea Safety Day which took place yesterday in glorious sunshing along the lower prominade behind Ramsgate's Main Sands.

Ramsgate's lifeboats off Ramsgate Sands for Sea Safety Day

RNLI/Mark Stanford

Ramsgate's lifeboats off Ramsgate Sands for Sea Safety Day
The successful event was well attended by the public and provided an opportunity for the representatives of the many national and local organisations that have an interest in beach and sea safety to chat to the public, offer advice and show off some of their equipment.

Representatives of both the RNLI's Lifeboats and Lifeguards were in attendance and the opportunity for many children to dress up in mini lifeboat crew or lifeguard clothing and sit aboard the lifeguard's personal water craft for a photo was a definite 'hit'. A highlight of the event for many people was the arrival off the Sands at 11.30am of Ramsgate RNLI's two lifeboats, the Trent class all weather lifeboat Esme Anderson and the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Claire and David Delves, which carried out a much appreciated demonstration.

Ramsgate RNLI's thanks go to John Litchfield for all of his hard work in organising such a successful day.

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  • Paul Dunt, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207416, 07786 668825 paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk
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Ramsgate's lifeboats off Ramsgate Sands forSea Safety Day

RNLI/Steve Burton

Ramsgate's lifeboats off Ramsgate Sands for Sea safety Day
Thanet RNLI Lifeguards at Sea Safety Day

RNLI/Trevor Shonk

Members of Thanet RNLI Lifeguard team at Sea safety Day

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