A real cliffhanger

Flamborough Head'Coastguard Search & Rescue team doing cliff ecercise.'PA1103-22a'Shaun Marsburg Mandy Stork, Andrew Shipley
Flamborough Head'Coastguard Search & Rescue team doing cliff ecercise.'PA1103-22a'Shaun Marsburg Mandy Stork, Andrew Shipley

FOUR potential new recruits got a taste of what could be in store when they took part in a Coastguard search and rescue exercise.

They joined members of the Bridlington Coastguard Search and Rescue team of volunteers on the cliffs at Flamborough Stacks, East of the Lighthouse, on Sunday morning to take part in a staged cliff rescue.

The regular training exercise was also a chance for them to meet the Bridlington team’s new Station Officer Andrew Shipley and his deputies Armanda Stork and Shaun Marsberg.

“The exercise and this part of their recruitment process was a success, they all enjoyed it and confirmed they wanted to join us. They will now be interviewed at the end of February,” said Station Officer Shipley.

He explained the service still wanted to recruit more volunteers.

“We currently have 15 members, but eventually we hope to get up to 24 which would make it the biggest team around the UK coast,” he said.

It is already amongst one of the biggest in the country with a huge area of responsibility from Atwick near Hornsea up to the RSPB bird sanctuary at Bempton.

Applicants, of either sex, should be aged between 18 and 65 and be reasonably fit.

Anyone wanting to join the team should contact the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Limekiln Lane, Bridlington on 672317 for more information.