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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea

NEW LIFEBOAT CREW MEMBER IS A REAL DUMMY!

05/10/2006

The RNLI lifeboat at Kinghorn has a real dummy as a new Crew member!

The dummy is a lifelike training aid who can be thrown into the water and recovered by the crew, carrying out various search and rescue techniques, dependant on the weather, tide and amount of swell affecting the sea. The dummy will sit in the water and drift like a real person, driven by the wind, waves and tides and will help the crews hone their skills, which they are frequently called out to use in real life saving conditions. The Inshore lifeboat was the busiest in Scotland last year and has already been sent out on 45 rescue missions so far this year.

The crew are looking for the public's help to name the new crew member and the best entry will win a free family pass to this years Spooky Walk which the crew are holding on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of October. The Spooky Walk will feature brand new story lines for this year, with frightening consequences!

If you want to win a free family pass for the night of your choosing, send your entries by e-mail to competitions@kinghorn.org.uk