Bridlington coastguard open day a big success

At Bridlington Coastguard Station's open day, children are shown the dangers of inflatables, from left: Flossie Screeton, 6, Oscar Green, 7, Harry Screeton, 11, coastguard Lynda Hillerby, Abbie White, 9, and Tyler White, 7.

At Bridlington Coastguard Station's open day, children are shown the dangers of inflatables, from left: Flossie Screeton, 6, Oscar Green, 7, Harry Screeton, 11, coastguard Lynda Hillerby, Abbie White, 9, and Tyler White, 7.

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COASTGUARDS have branded an open event at the station a “big success” after hundreds of people went along on the day.

Mike Puplett, watch manager at the Humber Coastguard Station, on Limekiln Lane, said that the open day held last Sunday was attracted around 400 people all eager to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the station operates.

Mike said: “I have been organising the open day for a number of years now and it just keeps getting bigger every year, it was a big success and we had a lot of people coming from outside the town, Hull, Scarborough, Whitby - even Stoke-on-Trent.

“But I want to say a big thank you to all the local people who come along as well. They might walk past the station and not know what goes on so days like this are important.”

The RAF rescue helicopter and members of the Bridlington RNLI put on a simulated excercise, as well as the Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade who also attended.

“We would like to say thank you to them as well, they always put on a good show,” continued Mike.

“For all the people that come along, we like to pass on a message of safety. We’re not spoil-sports, but talking about safety with visitors, a lot of whom are children, is vital.”