The 1st of March will see the team patrolling on both Saturday's and Sunday's, every weekend where possible until September.
Accident Prevention Patrols are as is says in the title "to prevent accidents to the public", during the time spent out on the road or off road there is always an element of training, local knowledge testing and checking of equipment.
Based on casualty information over the last few years the patrols are sent out at around 14.00 on both days as this is when most incidents have occurred and when normally the greatest number of people are out and about. Most patrols are done voluntary by the team, as we feel that its important to support the community and offer advice where required.
Quite often the patrol will spot "something that's not right" and get help to a person before they realise matters are out of control, having reached the shore it often takes a little explaining that having capsized six times it was perhaps a good idea to ask for a bit of help.....!