£31,000 GRANT FOR RYDE RESCUE TO HELP FUND NEW SECONDARY LIFEBOAT

Published at:

Ryde Inshore Rescue has been granted £31,000 by the Department for Transport, which will help fund the purchase and kitting out of a brand new secondary lifeboat for the charity.

Currently, volunteers crew 2 lifeboats from the Appley-based station; Ryde Rescue 1 and Ryde Rescue 2. The latter and smaller of the 2 was second hand to the service when it was bought 7 years ago, so the time has come to order a replacement.

£28,000 of the grant money will be used to purchase a 4.8m RIB, a new engine and up-to-date electronics. Ryde Rescue 2 is often used for searches in shallow waters including under Ryde Pier.

Article continues below this advertisement

The remaining £3,000 will be used to purchase a defibrillator and oxygen bottle for the life-saving volunteers to take to sea when the need arises. This means that there will still be a defibrillator on station whilst the lifeboat is out on a shout.

The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times.
Football Betting Site Betway
 

Join our daily newsletter

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets