Pranksters remove marina lifebouy rings

PUBLISHED: 16:23 23 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

PRANKSTERS who remove lifebuoy rings from their waterside stations could be putting lives at risk.

PRANKSTERS who remove lifebuoy rings from their waterside stations could be putting lives at risk.

Staff at Portishead's marina say they are constantly retrieving the lifesaving inflatables from the water where people have mindlessly tossed them.

However, the equipment is there for a reason and it could have catastrophic consequences if they are not where they should be if an emergency occurs.

The trend seems to be increasing throughout the town with buoyancy aids, placed near to ponds on The Vale and Ashlands estates, also regularly being thrown into the water or flung from their stations and left lying in hedgerows.

Members of the Portishead police team warn that anyone caught removing the life rings risks prosecution.

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