Efforts To Turn Tide On Drowning Statistics

Published on by Josh House (author)

Topic(s): Health

RNLI Lifeboat at sea. (photo: )
RNLI Lifeboat at sea.

RNLI in Hastings and Rother are calling for new recruits to patrol local beaches from Bexhill, to St Leonards, Hastings Pier, Hastings Pelham, Camber Central and Camber West over the summer, anyone over school leaving age can apply but they must meet fitness, competence and eyesight requirements.

Applications are open until the 28th of April and salaries range from £8.75 to £11.04 an hour.

The description found on the jobs page of the RNLI website states that the job is “at times challenging and always rewarding, no two days are the same, so you’ll need to be focused, vigilant and proactive. But more than that, we’re looking for approachable lifeguards who enjoy meeting people and helping them stay safe”.

The RNLI made plans in 2014 to bring in a new class of ships capable of 25 knots in 5 years. Now in 2019 these vessels have begun to make an appearance. Known as the Shannon the craft costs over £2.2 million to build and is the most manoeuvrable life boat to date.

This is all in an effort to meet the goal to reduce drowning at sea by 50 percent by 2024, They say that around 190 people lose their lives at sea in the UK each year.

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