Future doctors given tips by Weston RNLI

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 November 2010

Students practice on one of the crew

Students practice on one of the crew

Archant

LIFE-SAVING techniques were demonstrated to medical students by Weston RNLI last weekend.

Students practice on a mock casualty

Some 24 trainee doctors from around the UK took part in the event, which was organised by a student at Bristol University Medical School.

They spent their weekend afternoons on Birnbeck Island in Weston with the RNLI crew, and were given talks, practical demonstrations and a tour of the lifeboats.

During the event, the crew was called after Swansea coastguard noticed a fishing boat possibly in trouble.

Nothing was found but it gave the students a glimpse of the varied tasks the crew has to be ready for.

Hannah, the Bristol medical student who organised the weekend, said: “We have gained a much better understanding of the RNLI and the impressive work that it does.”

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