New warning signs installed on Sunderland Point causeway
Working closely with Morecambe RNLI, Overton Parish Council has installed two new warning signs; one at each end of the causeway that connects Overton to Sunderland village.
Morecambe RNLI volunteer Community Safety Officer, Colin Midwinter, said:
‘We are constantly reviewing the incidents to which we get called, using the information to produce a Community Lifesaving Plan with a view to eliminating, or at least mitigating, identified risks to the public. Consequently, we have been working with local stakeholders in order to try and reduce the number of these incidents.
'Overton Parish Council are to be congratulated on their generous and positive
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.