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Learn to be safe at the seaside at Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety event

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 26th June Hartlepool RNLI will be holding a 'Water Safety Event' on the Promenade at Seaton Carew from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

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Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety team and participants at last years event.
The event will offer guidance and education on water safety such as what to do if you get in to difficulties in the sea, understanding the tides and times, what rip-tides are, how to float to live and much much more.
Hartlepool RNLI Water Safety Officer Jayne Mandeville said "After last years successful day at Seaton Carew we are back again on Sunday with an even bigger event for the public to see.
Amongst those taking part are the local Coastguard team, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Cipher Medical, Puddle Ducks and not forgetting our own Sea Safety team, Stormy Stan and Hartlepool RNLI crewmembers will also be attending so we are really looking forward to meeting everyone and hopefully getting the message across to be safe at sea and the seaside".

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