On Saturday 30th March, Surf Lifesaving rescue units in Cornwall from Hayle, Perranporth and Crantock and in Devon at Saunton Sands, each took delivery from Truro Tractors of new, Kawasaki 4×4 ATV’s which will be used to launch and recover inshore rescue lifeboats. Funding for the vehicles was the outcome of applications made to the Department for Transport Inland and Inshore Rescue Boat Fund by Surf Life Saving GB.
CEO, Tim Coventry said –
‘Our volunteer Lifesaving teams do fantastic work to support public safety on West Country beaches. In 2018 we saved 108 lives. This Government funding provides essential rescue equipment and this year all our units received a total of just over £100,000 which helped to buy new inshore rescue boats, engines and essential medical kit. We were also successful in obtaining a further £11,000 from the UK SAR Volunteer Training Fund, another Government sponsored fund, for essential crew training. Our beach rescue teams are now in great shape for the 2019 season to help keep our beaches safe”