Lough Ree RNLI Lifeboat station is celebrating its first year in service and is holding an Open Day on Saturday, August 31, at 12noon, so that people came come and see how the Station operates. The Crew will be on hand to meet and greets as well as putting on a display to show how the lifeboat is launched, some of the exercises they do, and how it is then recovered.
Lough Ree RNLI Lifeboat Station went into operation in July 2012 and since then has been one of the busiest stations in Ireland with 14 shouts in its first six months of operation and a further 24 shouts to date in 2013. These shouts have varied from helping boats that have got into difficulty in rough weather, going missing while on the lake day and night, to a boat sinking rapidly after hitting hidden debris in the water.
"All RNLI Lifeboat Stations are run on a volunteer basis and it is through the time and dedication shown by their volunteer Crew members that we are able to provide the community of Lough Ree with such a vital service," the RNLI said this week.
The Open Day at the station in Coosan Point will be held this Saturday, August 31, from 12noon to 4pm.
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