A successful event for Hunstanton RNLI at water safety open day
A fun day for all the family to learn about water safety took place at the Lifeboat Station in Hunstanton on Sunday.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) provided the opportunity to look at the lifeboat and hovercraft and to meet the crew in Sunny Hunny.
Lessons in being water smart from the RNLI water safety team plus life jacket clinics were given by crew members.
Hunstanton RNLI commented on their facebook page and said: "What a superb Emergency Services Community Open Day we had yesterday.
"Ambulance, Coastguard, Marine Seals, Police, RNLI were conserving fuel.
"Thank you to everyone who came along to support, hope you enjoyed meeting our Emergency Services Teams that work so hard to keep our community safe.
"Your support is priceless. Thank you to the Weather Gods
"Tug of War … RNLI 1-0 Coastguard.Till next year."
This event aims to bring the community and local emergency services together to ensure safety on the West Norfolk coastline. Also in attendance was Norfolk Police with their boat and drones.
Sandi Starfish, the coast guards, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the coastal marine services were available to give advice.
Jo Jutsum, deputy launch authority who is second in command to Nigel Kent, Lifeboat operations manager said; "It was awesome. The idea was to show the community that when they dial 999 any one of the emergency services would be there to help.
"We all work together to make society safe and it was brilliant. We also showed the public we work with our flanked stations like Skegness.
"We get on so well with the local coastguard and use them a lot. A member of the RNLI crew is married to one of te Coastguard crew which has in itself united us.
"There is a bit of friendly rivalry in the tug of war and and a rematch for next year."
"So many turned up to see us and we made loads of money on the raffle which is great as our charity pots are quite low. We are so grateful for the support. It was a really good day and the crew thoroughly enjoyed it."