A MEMBER of Bridlington’s lifeboat crew has been chosen to take part in a special flood training exercise.
Adrian Trower, a Bridlington RNLI helmsman, took part in Exercise Watermark with ten RNLI colleagues from the north of England on Thursday last week.
A practice scenario preparing volunteers for a major coastal flood was held at Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire – important for Adrian as he could be called into action at any time.
As a member of the Flood Rescue Team, Adrian has to undertake regular swift water rescue training on top of the training he completes, enabling him to save lives at sea as part of the lifeboat crew.
Adrian said: “Exercise Watermark should be a great opportunity to share the RNLI’s expertise and experience in flood rescue situations with other organisations and I’m really looking forward to it.
“Rescuing people from a flood requires different skills and equipment to the sea rescues we’re more used to carrying out as RNLI lifeboat crew and so opportunities like Exercise Watermark are very important to ensure we’re ready to respond should the call come.”
The RNLI Flood Rescue Team also participated in further training exercises in Essex and North Wales.