Living on the coast , the community is probably aware of the Coastguard and the role they carry out.
For those who live away from the coast, another emergency service may not cross their minds even when visiting the coastal area.
Several times last year , calls were made to other emergency services when the Coastguard have what is called Primacy.
HM Coastguard are the coordinators of search and rescue around the UK coast line , cliffs, beaches , some inland water ways and out to sea.
In these area the Coastguard have the primacy to deal with incidents , having equipment or declared facilities available to them
Don't delay a rescue , 999( 112) gets the Coastguard just the same as Police , Ambulance and Fire.