Lifeboat press release
In late October, local rowers from the Clwb Rhwyfo Sion Cwilt Rowing Club participated in man-overboard training with New Quay RNLI crew members in New Quay Harbor.
A structured exercise took place with one of the rowing club’s rowboats and the New Quay RNLI inshore lifeboat, the Audrey LJ. New Quay RNLI coxswain Dylan Price said: “Using our life-size dummy, the rowing club simulated a man-overboard incident and, under our instructions, the rowers gained experience. in maneuvering the boat and recovering a person out of the water.
“We also gave advice on the importance of carrying the right safety equipment and how to call for help. Life jackets should be inspected regularly and flares should be checked for the expiration date. If anyone finds themselves in difficulty at sea, don’t forget to contact the Coast Guard by dialing 999 or by VHF radio.
Notes to Editors
For more information, contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer at [email protected] or 07786 550054. You can also contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162/07771 941390.
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