Coastguard's drive to recruit new rescue volunteers

A SHORT film produced to encourage more people to apply to the Coastguard Rescue Service has been released.

Saturday, 7th May 2016, 6:06 am

To Rescue shows a rescue from the perspective of a person who has fallen down a cliff and captures the moment the coastguard rescue officer arrives with the casualty and gets them to safety.

Coastguard officers help rescue people trapped on the coast, be it on cliffs, stuck in mud or in the water and search for missing people.

Charlie Ball, head of coastal operations, said: ‘Coastguard rescue officers are at the frontline in the delivery of rescue response along all the UK’s coastline.

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‘If you want to join a dynamic and skilled search and rescue team we’ll ensure you get the training and the opportunities required. All we ask in return is that you are situated within 20 minutes of the Coastguard base, and can be available to respond.’

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