Local rowers take part in life saving training with New Quay RNLI
At the end of October local rowers from Clwb Rhwyfo Sion Cwilt Rowing Club took part in man overboard training with New Quay RNLI crew members in New Quay harbour.
A structured exercise took place with one of the rowing club’s longboats and New Quay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, the Audrey LJ. Dylan Price, New Quay RNLI’s helm said, “Using our life sized mannequin the rowing club simulated a man overboard incident and under our instruction the rowers gained experience in manoeuvring the boat and recovering a person from the water.
“We also gave advice on the importance of carrying the correct safety equipment and means of calling for help. Life jackets should be regularly inspected and flares should be checked for expiry date. If anyone finds themselves in difficulty at sea they should remember contact the Coastguard by dialling 999 or by VHF radio.”
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For more information contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07786 550054. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.
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