'Egg-cellent' rescue model on show at Hartlepool RNLI station.
Six year old Summer Jackson who is a pupil at Holy Trinity primary school at Seaton Carew brought her ‘Eggstreme Rescue’ school Easter egg competition entry to the Ferry Road lifeboat station to show the volunteer crew members her handy work.
The lifeboat and three egg crew are shown arriving at the scene of an incident and about to rescue a casualty who appears to have a big smile on his face.
The six year olds’ proud dad Bob who is a deputy launch authority at the lifeboat station said ‘This was all Summer’s work from the beginning and all I had to do was just ‘shell out’ some money for a few eggs’.
‘The volunteer crew here are all impressed with the model in fact one or two were ‘eggstatic’ but the most important thing is that everybody should be careful and respect the water if they visit the seaside over the Easter holidays.
For more information please contact Tom Collins, Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on: 01429 266103
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.