Whitby RNLI host Emergency Services Weekend in Whitby 14 and 15 June 2019

Lifeboats News Release

An action-packed weekend has been planned by the RNLI for the annual Emergency Services Weekend in Whitby.


Emergency Services Weekend in Whitby 14 and 15 June 2019

On Sunday at 11.00 am Whitby RNLI volunteers will take part in a cliff rescue scenario with the the local coastguard team. Whitby RNLI's inshore lifeboat will recover a casualty from the beach after the coastguard have descended from the cliffs above near the Captain Cook monument.

The event will also highlight the consequences of a serious road traffic collision with a dramatic reconstruction. Visit the West Cliff on On Saturday at 2.30 pm to see the story told from the perspective of four different emergency services (Fire & Rescue, Police and Ambulance) and the sister of the person involved in the accident.

Whitby RNLI volunteer Mike Major who organises the event said; 'The event has grown year on year and couldn't go ahead without the participation of the local emergency services teams. The crews often work together in real life scenarios so it is a fantastic opportunity to see the various agencies come together and celebrate the broad range of skills and dedication that each member brings to their respective teams.'

Editor’s note:

The Emergency Services Weekend is organized and managed by Whitby RNLI with participation from the following organizations:

North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, North Yorkshire County Council Road Safety, H M Coastguard, Scarborough Mountain Rescue, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Environment Agency and RNLI Lifeboats, Lifeguards and Community Safety. The objective is to assist the public to avoid danger, to keep safe and to know what to do should an incident occur.

For more information please contact Whitby Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at ceri_oakes@hotmail.com

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