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Published: August 8, 2008
Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat crews take part in Bristol Harbour Regatta

Lifeboat crews from Burnham-On-Sea participated in the annual Bristol Harbour Regatta on Saturday August 2nd.

Throughout the day, the crew spoke to members of the public about the role of the RNLI as well as demonstrating how a capsized D-Class lifeboat can righted and re-started.

The highlight of the day was a rescue display by an Atlantic class lifeboat in the main arena area of the harbour.

The scenario was set - a broken down boat with a medical emergency on board. The lifeboat came into the arena, carried out a ‘Casevac’, and returned to tow the stricken vessel to safety. The lifeboat then gave a display of high and low speed manoeuvrability.

Helmsman Glenn Cutter said: "This is a great event to be part of as it gives the public an excellent view of what these boats and the lifeboat crews are capable of."

Pictures, taken by Luke Cutter, show Amy Constance to the rescue; the Atlantic class lifeboat Amy Constance preparing to take the smaller D class in tow; and the lifeboat giving a display of high and low speed manoeuvrability.


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