Respect the Water Campaign Well Underway at Cowes

Lifeboats News Release

Even before the official launch of the RNLI's Respect the Water campaign the Cowes station was already following many of its objectives.

Tony Reeve shows off some of the publicity material at the station.

RNLI/George Chastney

Tony Reeve at the Cowes station.

Tony Reeve, Coastal Safety Officer with the RNLI’s Cowes lifeboat station, said: “Our station already has a very proactive approach to water safety promotion. Our education team gives regular talks to parties of school-children, either at the station or in Island schools. We also receive groups of students from the UKSA and scouting organisations – as well as adults.

“In addition, this is the second year that Red Funnel is allowing us to go aboard their car ferries to talk ‘water safety’ to families.”

He stressed the station team not only encourages risk-free swimming, but also seeks to persuade boat owners to use the correct water safety equipment, including the wearing of life-jackets when going afloat.

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