RNLI Bude: Two shouts in one day for the Bude lifeboat crew
Sunday 25th April saw Bude Lifeboat launch to reports of surfers in trouble closely followed by a shout to people cut off by the tide.
Being able to respond to shouts and save lives at sea is only possible because of the dedication of our RNLI lifeboat volunteers. As well as the crew on board the lifeboat there is also a team of people behind the scenes. Just like the lifeboat crew, the shore crew are volunteers who give up their free time to attend training and exercises and are also on-call 24/7 in case a shout goes out. Without the shore crew in attendance the lifeboat wouldn't be able to launch!
Lifeboat Operations Manager, Liam Sharpe said: 'Well done to everyone involved in today's shouts! I'd like to thank the lifeboat and shore crew for giving up their free time, not just today but all year round. Although no one expected to be at the station for so long today everyone is thankfully that both shouts had good outcomes. Please remember that if you are spending time at the coast to always check the tide! Around Bude, and throughout Cornwall, there are many bays that are easily accessible at low tide but that get cut off at high tide and this can happen very quickly. If you're unsure please ask a lifeguard for advice.'
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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