Seahouses Lifeboats launched for missing paddle boarder and Fete update
Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat crews had just come ashore after giving a lifeboat display to the public on their annual fund raising Fete day on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August 2019, when they were paged again at 3:10pm by UK Coastguard.
The event gave the public attending the Fete, the added spectacle of seeing the lifeboats launching on a real emergency call. The Fete was very well attended, no doubt helped by the amazing weather.
The crew and staff at Seahouses Lifeboat Station would like to thank all those who attended and supported the event, as well as all those who volunteered to help on the day.
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.