Whitby RNLI join lifeguards and Coastguards in multi agency training session.
Both of Whitby's lifeboats were used in the exercise.
Last week the crew took part in a joint exercise with the RNLI lifeguards and the local HM Coastguard crew, a scenario which is not unfamiliar to the volunteers.
The teams often work together in real rescue situations to ensure the quickest and safest outcome for the casualties, each team bringing their specialised skills and equipment to the job.
The exercise involved dealing with a staged emergency situation on the beach and administering casualty care as well as rehearsing a recovery from the water onto the inshore lifeboat.
Leah Hunter who was on board the inshore lifeboat said: 'It is fantastic to get to train alongside the other volunteers and crews on our coastline, we already work together on shouts but training together just strengthens our skills and ability to work together as a team for the best outcome - we can learn from each other too,'
For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at [email protected]
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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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