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Lifeboat station open day success at RNLI St Davids

Lifeboats News Release

Following a four year absence, RNLI St Davids opened its doors for behind the scenes tours of the station and lifeboats at the weekend.

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Pad and Wil welcome visitors

The charity’s state of the art station, Tamar class lifeboat and D-class inshore lifeboat proved a popular attraction on what was coxswain Will Chant’s first open day since taking on the role last summer.

With over 150 visitors, including many well behaved dogs, the volunteer crew delivered tours throughout the day to visitors both local and from further afield.

The lifeboat launch at 4pm drew a large crowd to the coast path and station as the crew demonstrated recovery of “dead Fred”, an RNLI man overboard training dummy.

Will Chant, RNLI Coxswain for St Davids RNLI lifeboat, said: ‘I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made Saturday’s station open day such a success. From the volunteer crew to fundraising volunteers, and especially the many people who travelled to visit the station, the support was incredible. Station open days are the perfect opportunity to explain our work and welcome the people who help fund our mission to continue saving lives at sea.’

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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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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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Chris conducts a Tamar tour

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Norah Wortley launch

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Y boat launch from Norah Wortley

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Y boat

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Inshore lifeboat Marian and Alan Clayton

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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For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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