safety day draws 40 children to Burnham lifeboat and hovercrafts
children and their parents made a special visit to Burnham-On-Sea's
lifeboat and hovercraft stations during a sea safety day earlier
The young visitors were split into groups and took turns to check
out the lifeboats, launch tractors and specialised RNLI safety
BARB rescue hovercraft station was also open for the young visitors,
who were able to sit in 'The Light of Elizabeth' hovercraft and
talk to volunteer hovercraft crew.
lifeguards supervisor Luke Yabsley also talked about lifeguarding
and beach safety during the Storm Force Day event.
the talks, both Burnham-On-Sea lifeboats and the Spirit of Lelaina
hovercraft was launched, so that the visitors could see them in
was also a notable occasion since Lifeboats Education Officer
Tony Deahl stepped down from his post after eight years of telling
children and adults all about the RNLI.
estimates to have made contact with around 5,000 children and
2,000 adults during his time.
Operations Manager Ricky Holmes said: "Tony has been an asset
to the station, and we all wish him well. This was a great Storm
Force Day, and Tony is leaving us on a high."