Successful day for Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety event
Hundreds of people have attended the Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety event that was held at Seaton Carew on Sunday.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers were joined by representatives from Cleveland Fire Brigade, Hartlepool Coastguard, Cipher Medical, On Water Training, Hartlepool Youth Service, Hartlepool Beach Lifeguards and Puddle Ducks Tees Valley.
Hartlepool RNLI Water Safety Officer Jayne Mandeville said "Its been an amazing day with all the activities centred around being safe at the seaside or at sea. We have had a great response from the public who have asked lots of questions about the RNLI and even took part in some of the events such as learning resuscitation techniques with Cipher Medical and learning how to use a throw bag with Cleveland Fire Brigade and I must say a massive thank you to everyone who turned up and made the day a great success".
Key facts about the RNLI
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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