RNLI sea safety role is created

PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 July 2015

The RNLI carried out the rescue.

The RNLI carried out the rescue.

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A NEW volunteer role has been created by the RNLI in Weston to help educate people on safety by the sea.

The RNLI has decided it needs to do more to prevent deaths in the water before people even arrive at the beach.

It has developed a Community Lifesaving Plan to analyse risks and then create strategies to help these ‘at risk’ groups.

A community safety officer role is being created in Weston.

Although the RNLI already educates people about sea safety, this will go even further and require engagement with the whole community.

The person will be responsible to lifeboat operations manager Charlie Conroy, and work closely with the crew.

The role will require around two or three hours a week.

Charlie said: “We will still have to launch and rescue those who get 
into trouble but this role will help decrease the number of people who are at risk.”

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