Dunmore East RNLI and R117 Coast Guard Helicopter Conduct Joint Exercise
Dunmore East RNLI and the R117 Irish Coast Guard helicopter proudly demonstrated their joint operational capabilities in a recent combined exercise.
Peter Grogan, Dunmore East RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, commented on the event, “This exercise reinforces the close working relationship between Dunmore East RNLI and the R117 Coast Guard helicopter team. By training together, we ensure that we can offer the highest standard of safety and emergency response to our community and all those 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 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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