Tuesday, 12 May 2015

999 Coastguard - Every Second Counts

Know who to call when you're in trouble at the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

50% of the UK public don't know who to call in an emergency at the coast or at sea. Every second counts in search and rescue so be sure you ask for the Coastguard when you see someone in trouble or you need help at the coast.  

Don't become a statistic. 

Last year we dealt we dealt with over 19,000 incidents around the coast and at sea. There are over 3,400 coastguards around the UK coastline on call at a moments notice to come to your rescue.  

Coastguards can also call on the other emergency services and emergency responders including lifeboats for help.

Remember to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard if you see someone in trouble at sea or at the coast, and make sure those with you know as well.

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