|Five Incidents In 24 Hours|
Busiest season on record continues for Chiswick Lifeboat
Five incidents in 24 hours over the weekend of 10th and 11th September continued the busiest season for Chiswick Lifeboat for some years.
On Friday lifeboat crews rescued two capsized canoeists and two people cut off by the exceptionally high tides. On Saturday Chiswick RNLI had a stand at the emergency services day on Chiswick Common, where crew showed off a D class lifeboat.
Local fundraising is already double last years total with further activities promising to continue this improvement. Upcoming events include:
Station Manager Wayne Bellamy said, "The RNLI Chiswick Team is having its busiest and most successful year ever.
“Our Volunteer Lifeboat Crews have already responded to more incidents than they did in any of the years between 2004 and 2008, and if the trend continues, 2010 will become the busiest ever.
“Our Fundraisers are also having a stellar year; as the Lifeboat is busier, the need to raise additional funds grows, and with the generous support of the community during very difficult times, the public continues to make these rescues possible."
September 14, 2010