Hundreds attend Hartlepool RNLI Water Safety Day

Lifeboats News Release

An RNLI water safety event held at Seaton Carew recently attracted hundreds of visitors throughout the day as water safety demonstrations took place and information for children and adults was available on how to be safe at the seaside and near water.

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Get the message. Elliot Rogers, RNLI Water Safety Co-ordinator for the North East and Hartlepool RNLI Water Safety Oficer Jane Mandeville at the Seaton Carew event.
Learning how to carry out CPR, use a throw bag or book a swimming lesson were just a few of the activities available.

Hartlepool RNLI crew member and Water Safety Officer Jayne Mandeville said 'We have had a really busy day with members of the public and families turning up and taking part in some of the activities that we organised.

Myself and my fellow volunteer RNLI crewmembers have been really busy this year so If today's event helps save one life or prevents an accident then its been more than worthwhile.
I have to thank Cleveland Fire Brigade, Cipher Medical and Puddle Ducks Tees Valley for attending the event that has helped make it such a successful day and Morrisons for supplying refreshments for us'.

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Phillipa Nutall(left) and Michaela Smedley of Puddle Ducks Tees Valley.

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National Citizens Service members from Peterlee and RNLI volunteers at the Seaton Carew event.

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Andrew Bright, Cleveland Fire Brigade's Learn and Live Co-ordinator working with 8 year old Ava Caldwell who was learning how to use a throw bag.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember and Water Safety Officer Jane Mandeville with Michael Davy of Cipher Medical in one of Cipher's ambulances that was on display at the event.

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