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Cubs and Beavers learn to be safe at sea and the seaside at Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI hosted a visit from 40th Hartlepool Cub Scouts and Beavers recently.

RNLI/Tom Collins

40th Hartlepool Cub Scouts and Beavers pictured with stormy Stan during there visit to the Ferry Road lifeboat station recently.
During the visit Hartlepool RNLI crewmember and scout leader Colm Simpson gave a talk on sea safety and how to be safe at the seaside.
The group were also shown some of the personal protective equipment the volunteer lifeboat crew wear when at sea and had a close look at the inshore lifeboat 'Solihull'. Colm who has been a crewmember with the charity for four years and a scout leader for eight years said "The Cub Scouts and Beavers really enjoyed their visit and hopefully learnt something about sea safety when they next visit a beach or go afloat and meeting our mascot Stormy Stan also brought a smile to the youngsters faces."

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