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Seahouses RNLI host Emergency Services Day to promote their work

Lifeboats News Release

Visitors to Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station had the chance to meet emergency service workers from Northumberland Fire and Rescue, North East Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard from Seahouses and Howick, and volunteers from the British Divers Marine Mammals Rescue Team.

Emergency service Crews at Seahouses Lifeboat Station Emergency Services Day

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Emergency service Crews at Seahouses Lifeboat Station Emergency Services Day
The station's all weather lifeboat and launching rig, and inshore lifeboat and its launching Landrover, were also on display with crews from all the services on hand to meet the public, and demonstrate how their equipment is used.

Safety advice and demonstrations were given by Seahouses RNLI Water Safety Team, while lifeboat crew members were on hand to answer questions from the public about the boats and work of the RNLI.

New supporters for the Seahouses station were recruited by the RNLI Face to Face Team while visitors browsed souvenirs on sale in the gift shop and enjoyed light refreshments.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Julie Harris said: 'The day has been a great success, and hopefully enjoyed by our many visitors.
'I think all of the services represented, benefited from the day, which we hope to repeat next year'.

Emergency service Crews at Seahouses Lifeboat Station Emergency Services Day

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Emergency service Crews at Seahouses Lifeboat Station Emergency Services Day
Emergency service Crews at Seahouses Lifeboat Station Emergency Services Day

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Emergency service Crews at Seahouses Lifeboat Station Emergency Services Day
Emergency service Crews at Seahouses Lifeboat Station Emergency Services Day

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Emergency service Crews at Seahouses Lifeboat Station Emergency Services Day

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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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