Helicopters to fly in for Bridlington Coastguard Station open day

An RAF Sea King Helicopter will fly in for the open day.
An RAF Sea King Helicopter will fly in for the open day.

HELICOPTERS will be landing outside the Bridlington Coastguard Station this weekend as part of its open day.

On Sunday afternoon an RAF Sea King rescue helicopter and the Humberside Police helicopter are expected to put down next to the 
Humber Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, in Limekiln Lane, for its annual open day.

During the event, which takes place from 10am to 4pm, a search and rescue demonstration with the Bridlington Lifeboat will be staged, weather and operational commitments permitting.

The Humberside Fire and Rescue Service i-car will also be there on the day, as well as members of the Sunderland Voluntary Life Brigade.

And if you have ever wondered what went on inside Bridlington’s Coastguard Station, now is your chance to find out.

Visitors can have a tour of the operations room, nerve centre of the base which is responsible for safety at sea along a huge section of coast and sea from Berwick Upon Tweed down to the Humber.

It is from here officers co-ordinate rescue services including coastguard teams, lifeboats, other craft and air sea rescue helicopters to deal with incidents at sea and on the coastline.