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Successful day for Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety event

Lifeboats News Release

Hundreds of people have attended the Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety event that was held at Seaton Carew on Sunday.

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Hartlepool RNLI Sea Safety Officer Jayne Mandeville with RNLI mascot 'Stormy Stan' and the Puddle Ducks mascot 'Puddle'.and

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".

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Learning how to throw a throw bag with Andrew Bright of Cleveland Fire Brigade.

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Stormy Stan feeds Danielle Austin's dog a snack during the event at Seaton Carew.

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Hartlepool RNLI crewmember Jamie Northey pictured with son Henry at the event.

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A Cipher Medical staff member teaching resuscitation techniques.

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Hartlepool RNLI crewmember Jake Oates and two year old son Jacob at a Hartlepool Coastguard vehicle.

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