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Exmouth RNLI launch Swimmers Safety Lockers

Exmouth RNLI launch Swimmers Safety Lockers

Exmouth RNLI have recently installed Swimmers Safety Lockers at the Lifeboat Station in Queens Drive.

The 24 individual lockers are free to use for swimmers to safely store their clothing and equipment whilst enjoying the wonderful Exmouth beach and sea, with a suggested voluntary donation of £1 per use to go towards funding the lifeboats vital lifesaving work. Situated next to a wall of important safety notices and tide times, the local RNLI volunteers hope they will be ideally located and very useful for those using the water.

The lockers were funded by monies raised at the well supported Exmouth RNLI Charity Ball held at Ocean, Exmouth on 21st May 2022.

Exmouth RNLI Swimmers Lockers Credit : John Thorogood / RNLI

Chair of Exmouth RNLI Events Team, Lou Hockings-Thompson, whose volunteers helped organise the fundraiser said, “We were very pleased to be able to hold such an amazingly successful event after the Covid restrictions and I’d like to thank all those who came along and supported us in raising funds for our volunteer lifesavers. This is our way of putting something back into the community in providing these Swimmers Lockers for all enjoying the coast, ideally placed close to our RNLI safety notices at the lifeboat station. Myself and the team hope that they will be made good use of.”   

RNLI safety advice for swimmers can be found here :

https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity/open-water-swimming

Author: ian_taylor@rnli.org.uk