The volunteer Coastguard Rescue Service team in Mablethorpe is looking for new recruits to help with the vital work they undertake in the area.
HM Coastguard is responsible for the initiation and co-ordination of all civilian maritime search and rescue within the UK maritime region.
The service is part of Her Majesty’s Coastguard and it can operate separately or jointly with the other emergency services and volunteer rescue organisations in the country.
Lincolnshire senior coastal operations officer Jamie King said; “Each team is made up of volunteers drawn from the local community and is fully trained and equipped to carry out rescue and accident prevention work along the coastline.
“This could involve being called out, at any time of the day or night, in all weathers, to search for missing people and to carry out cliff rescues.
“Or it could even include helping to free people trapped in mud - indeed, anything that involves helping the coastal community and visitors to the coast who have got into difficulty.”
The coastguard team in Mablethorpe has dealt with a wide array of incidents over the last few years which has included; missing persons searches, emergency helicopter landing sites, inflatables drifting out to sea, sightings of vessels on fire, lost children and water rescue.
Volunteer coastguard rescue officers come from all walks of life and their ages range from 18-65.
If you’re up for the challenge and want to serve your community and help to save lives, there are vacancies for volunteer coastguard rescue officers in the Mablethorpe Coastguard Rescue Team.
So if you live or work in the area and would like to learn more then please contact Kevin Corner, station officer on 07743 385505.
You’ll need to be reasonably fit and have a good standard of general health to be a volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officer.
You could be asked to respond to emergencies at any time and attending regular training sessions is vital so we will ask you to be available as much as possible.
If you want to keep up to date with the calls that happen in our area, visit the coastguard’s Facebook page via: www.facebook.com/mablethorpecoast-guard?fref=ts.
The page also gives tips and advice on the weather warnings for the coast as well as all the appropriate safety precautions for the area for the benefit of everyone.