Busy week for Blackpool RNLI Volunteers
Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers have been called out to 9 incidents in the last seven days (Saturday 8th August to Friday 14th August.) Fortunately all of the incidents had a positive outcome but with more good weather forecast the charity is asking people to follow beach safety advice.
During the last seven days Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers have been called out to people cut off by the tide, missing children and people in difficulty in the sea. These incidents provide a timely reminder of the potential dangers at the coast and on the beach.
Blackpool RNLI volunteer lifeboat helmsman, David Warburton, said ‘last week was really busy for us and we would urge everyone to follow some simple steps to avoid beach dangers and have a safe and enjoyable day at the coast.
· Protect and keep an eye on your family
· Stay together and don't use inflatables
· In an emergency dial 999 for the Coastguard
For more advice and information about beach and sea safety visit rnli.org/safety/beach-safety’
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Esther Lowe Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, RNLI Blackpool telephone 01253 620424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.