Coastguard teams needing volunteers

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The Coastguard Rescue Teams in Coleraine and Ballycastle are on the lookout for new members.

Coastguard Rescue Officers deal with a very wide range of incidents- these include rope and mud rescues, searches for missing people, incidents involving swimmers or water craft, helicopter medical evacuations, and pollution or other shoreline hazards. The Coastguard Rescue Service is also available to help other emergency services in the event of a civil contingency or inland incident.

Coastguard volunteers also visit schools, clubs and other public places to talk about sea safety.

Volunteers must be over 18, have a full driving licence and need to live/work in the Coleraine area.

They must be able to respond to emergencies at any time of the day or night. They should be prepared to act as part of a team and should be reasonably fit and in good general health.

Further information is available in the Coastguard Rescue Service Section of the GOV.UK website. The Coleraine Coastguard Facebook page also contains details . All enquiries to gordon.munro@mcga.gov.uk or telephone 028 7035 8314.