Lifesavers will remain on call during party season

Dorset Echo: Lifesavers will remain on call during party season Lifesavers will remain on call during party season

Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews across Dorset will remain on call as the new year festivities continue.

Last year the charity’s volunteers in the South West were involved in a total of 30 search and rescue operations over the nine-day period.

This year the RNLI is urging visitors to the coast to be fully prepared with the appropriate clothing and equipment and know what to do in an emergency.

2012 was the busiest festive period for the South West lifeboat crews since 1990 with 17 of the 35 stations in the region being called out to a total of 30 emergencies.

The Lyme Regis crew launched twice.

Christmas 2012 also saw the RNLI’s specially trained Flood Rescue volunteers deployed to the flooding in Devon and Cornwall where they saved a woman’s life and rescued householders in a dramatic night of operations.

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1:58pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Rodwellocal says...

What happened to my comment praising the work of the RNLI, but refuting that this is actually news? Do the Echo censor comments which cast doubt on their editorial criteria?
What happened to my comment praising the work of the RNLI, but refuting that this is actually news? Do the Echo censor comments which cast doubt on their editorial criteria? Rodwellocal

5:09pm Wed 1 Jan 14

gerbil112 says...

Rodwellocal wrote:
What happened to my comment praising the work of the RNLI, but refuting that this is actually news? Do the Echo censor comments which cast doubt on their editorial criteria?
I think you'll find its on the repeated "news" item that was published at 12:00... It would appear that they're still on-call (albeit via a pager system that calls them out from home/work when they are actually needed). Maybe we need another reminder from the Echo every several hours, just in case we forget. Incidentally, several Coastguard Units are currently searching an area around Upton in Poole for a missing woman, see: http://www.bournemou
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[quote][p][bold]Rodwellocal[/bold] wrote: What happened to my comment praising the work of the RNLI, but refuting that this is actually news? Do the Echo censor comments which cast doubt on their editorial criteria?[/p][/quote]I think you'll find its on the repeated "news" item that was published at 12:00... It would appear that they're still on-call (albeit via a pager system that calls them out from home/work when they are actually needed). Maybe we need another reminder from the Echo every several hours, just in case we forget. Incidentally, several Coastguard Units are currently searching an area around Upton in Poole for a missing woman, see: http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 907962.UPDATE__Major _search_underway_for _missing_Upton_woman ___police_release_pi cture/ gerbil112

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