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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea



The winners of the recent name the dummy competition, met up with him on a visit to the RNLI lifeboat house at Kinghorn today (5/11/06).

Hazel and Richard Hyslop with son Jake, from Dalgety Bay, came up with the winning name "KLIFF" which stands for Kinghorn Lifeboat Imitation Floating Friend, as a result they won the competition which allowed them a free family pass to this years Spooky Walk.

Hazel said, "Jake (5) is lifeboat daft and a member of the RNLI's Storm Force for kids, we decided we would enter the competition and Jake told me I had better win! We really enjoyed the Spooky Walk which was funny and scary, and had Jake screaming his head off at one point, although he said he wasn't scared! Jake just loves the lifeboats and we visit stations on our holidays as well, but he has really enjoyed his day today, being shown around the station, and getting a shot on the boat, he is in his element, and the RNLI lifeboats is such a worthwhile cause."

This year's Spooky Walk organised by the crew and local fundraisers, raised £423 for the lifeboat charity, and the crew and fundraisers wish to extend their thanks to everyone who helped make it a success. The lifeboat station is open most Sunday mornings, when training is carried out and members of the public are welcome to come along and see the lifeboat in action and have a look around the station.

The busiest RNLI Inshore Lifeboat station in Scotland, was again called out to two incidents on Saturday (4/11/06) making their running total of call outs for this year already 49. The two calls involved a Kite surfer in trouble off Pettycur and a man stranded by the tides at Crammond Island. Both incidents were quickly dealt with by the volunteer crew, without incident.

Attached jpegs shows the winning family - Hazel, Richard and Jake with the dummy they named and the lifeboat crew, and Jake sitting on the lifeboat with the crew enjoying a laugh.