Thanet focuses on staying safe in the water

Contributed by editor on May 18, 2017 - 06:55 AM


Thanet's Sea Safety Day is to be held this Sunday 21 May 2017 at Ramsgate Main Sands in Marina Esplanade between 11am and 3pm.



Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) John Litchfield from Kent Police has organised the event in conjunction with the council and other organisations.

Representatives from agencies including Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Thanet RNLI lifeguards and HM Coastguard will be on hand for members of the public to meet and learn more about what their work involves. A boat from the Kent Police Search and Marine Unit will be out on the water and spectators can watch a special sea display led by the Ramsgate Lifeboat.

Visitors will receive tips and advice on how to stay safe around the sea and can join in with some interactive games including a Throw the Line challenge run by Kent Search and Rescue. There will also be an opportunity to practice tying knots and local lifesaving clubs will be on the lookout for new recruits.

The event will also welcome special guest, Guinness World Record holder, Pacific rower, Meg Dyos.

PCSO Litchfield said: ‘We hope to have something for everyone at this event, which will highlight the important ways in which people can stay safe when living in and visiting the Kent coast. With summer approaching it is vital we proactively remind people of the risks in order to prevent incidents from happening and keep people safe.

‘All the family is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.'  

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