Pacific Ocean rower Meg Dyos opens Sea Safety Day in Ramsgate

Contributed by editor on May 26, 2017 - 11:35 AM


A multi-agency event to promote staying safe in the water has been held in Ramsgate.


The Sea Safety Day was held at Ramsgate Main Sands in Marina Esplanade on Sunday 21 May 2017.

The event was organised by Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) John Litchfield from Kent Police in collaboration with the council and other agencies.

HM Coastguard

Representatives included Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Thanet RNLI lifeguards and HM Coastguard each offering information and demonstrations of some of the work they do to keep the public safe.

The event was opened by Guinness World Record holder, Pacific rower, Meg Gyos as special guest.

Sea Safety Day in Ramsgate

Ramsgate PCSO John Litchfield said: ‘It was a great day and we welcomed more than 500 visitors. We had lots of activities going on during the event such as first aid training and learning how to tie knots, along with a fantastic demonstration from the Ramsgate Lifeboat. The youngsters were impressed with the fire engines, boats and helicopters, which were all on display.

Life vests help to keep people safe

‘The aim of the day was to raise awareness of potential hazards associated with the seaside, and plenty of sea safety advice was given by the RNLI lifeguards who will be out patrolling the Thanet beaches throughout the summer months.

‘All in all, it was a great day had by everyone. I would like to say a big thank you to those who came and took part, in particular the Ramsgate Town Team who helped to organise the event.’

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