RNLI Flood Rescue Team offer assistance at Whaley Bridge

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Volunteers from the RNLI's Flood Rescue teams have been working as part of the multi-agency response to the ongoing situation Toddbrook Reservoir

The RNLI’s team which is made up of specially trained volunteers, including lifeboat crew and operational staff are all trained in swift water rescue.

Volunteers from the south west, the east coast and from north and south Wales were deployed at around 10.30am on Sunday morning (4 August) requested to support Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

RNLI Flood Rescue Command Member Terry Webb says:

'The RNLI is part of a multi-agency response offering assistance at Toddbrook Reservoir. We have a two teams of trained volunteers working on a shift pattern 24/7.

'Our teams have been providing support to the high volume pumping teams, safety cover and other activities required of us as part of the response plan.'

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RNLI Flood Rescue Team offer assistance at Whaley Bridge

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Hugh Davies, Barry Dock RNLI with Liam McDermott, Weston.

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Liam McDermott, Weston RNLI and Sarah Lunn, Angle.

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RNLI Flood Rescue Team offer assistance at Whaley Bridge

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RNLI Flood Rescue Team offer assistance at Whaley Bridge

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RNLI Flood Rescue at Whaley Bridge

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