A massive thank you to everyone who attended the Thanet Coastal Patrol Briefing on Saturday 16th March at RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat station. We really appreciated your time. We hope that you found the briefing informative and helpful in giving you an increased awareness around:

➡️ To call the Coastguard for all Coastal Emergencies via ‘999’ without delay
➡️ The Float to Live concept
➡️ To phone the Coastguard on finding military ordnance on the beach
➡️ RNLI safety message sharing
➡️ Information on local Search and Rescue Assets e.g. lifeboats and Coastguard Rescue Teams
➡️ Contact info on British Divers Marine Life Rescue – Dorset on finding a mammal on the beach
➡️ Safety principles around helping to rescue a person in the water from the shore line using appropriate equipment & techniques
➡️ Identifying a person in a potential mental health crisis and how to get them help quickly

Our team are looking forward to developing this concept further in the future with further safety updates and awareness inputs. Thank you


Andy Mills

Thanet RNLI Community Safety Officer Striving to reduce accidental drownings by 50% by 2024 by spreading key safety messages to Thanet communities and its visitors.