Lifejacket familarisation session keeps volunteers refreshed on their lifesaving skills
Aumber of our team enjoyed a great lifejacket familarisation session this evening (Thursday 27th Sept). Not only is it vital to refresh and revise knowledge about key lifesaving equipment, but there is always new developments to keep abreast of. One of the items which the team discussed was the successful rescue of a casualty off Dover who was wearing a lifejacket and a strobe light which was picked up by the HM Coastguard helicopter. More information on the rescue involving RNLI and HM Coastguard teams
The rescue footage is shown below in the twitter link
Thank you to everyone who attended. Our next free lifejacket clinic is taking place on Sat 12th October at Margate Lifeboat Station.
Lifejackets. They're called lifesaving for a reason. It's why this man was found by our Coastguard helicopter – look at that tiny light flashing in the midst of a stormy sea. As the crew said: 'Without that light, it's doubtful we would have found him. It saved his life.' pic.twitter.com/AAtGSgDU2o
— Maritime and Coastguard Agency (@MCA_media) September 25, 2019