Published: October 8, 2012
Youngsters from across region visit Burnham's marine rescue services

Fifty youngsters from Somerset, Bristol, Gloucester and Wiltshire descended on Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat, hovercraft and Coastguard stations on Saturday (October 6th) during a joint promotional event.

The group, aged 3-13, saw Burnham's two inshore lifeboats launch from the beach and perform several demonstrations.

They also visited BARB's hovercrafts and the town's Coastguard station and saw their life-saving equipment in action.

Many of the children donned dry suits, helmets and lifejackets to be photographed by parents during the 'Storm Force Day' event.

Tony Deahl, Burnham Lifeboat Station's Education and Visits Officer, told "Everything went extremely well. The children enjoyed learning about Burnham's sea rescue services and observed some excellent demonstrations of the skills of our crews."

"The fact that there was not a cloud in the sky helped to ensure that the event was a great success. I am indebted to all those volunteers who made the experiences of these youngsters so enjoyable."

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