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Eastbourne RNLI lifeboat joins Instagram

Lifeboats News Release

Eastbourne RNLI lifeboat station has joined Instagram. @Eastbournernli will be sharing stories from the volunteer lifeboat crews, their rescues and the wider fundraising efforts of the volunteers that make up the station staff and supporters.

Image shows all weather lifeboat entering the locks at Eastbourne harbour

RNLI/Daniel Baldock

Recent post from Instagram page

'Joining Instagram will help us reach a wider audience and highlight the vital work of our volunteers.” said Lifeboat Press Officer for Eastbourne Daniel Baldock.

'It will also be a great way of sharing our safety messages with a different audience and in that way will help in saving lives at sea', he added.

The @Eastbournernli Instagram account will join the station's Facebook account which has 6,812 likes and Twitter, which has 5,599 followers.

The station responded to over 150 call outs last year, helping people cut off by rising tides, assisting partner agencies and people in distress at sea. The crews are all volunteers and are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Media contacts:

Craig Robinson, Eastbourne RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer (07956) 638924 [email protected]

Daniel Baldock, Eastbourne RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (07895) 369688 [email protected] [email protected]

Paul Dunt, Regional Media Press Officer South East and London (07785) 296252 [email protected]

RNLI/Daniel Baldock

QR code that can be scanned to go direct to the Instagram page

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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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