Sir Stuart Etherington heads up new format National Air Ambulance Conference Agenda

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Organised by the AAA; the National Conference has become a firm fixture on event calendars across the European air ambulance community and is open to all members and non-members. It aims to inspire, inform and incite debate, providing a platform for the air ambulance industry to come together, share ideas and build partnerships.

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New Chair of LMG takes the helm)

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PR180516 Darryl Nicholas (left) succeeds Tim Baker (right) as Chair of the Exmouth Lifeboat Management Group.

At a meeting on 26 April, Tim Baker handed over the role of Chair of the Exmouth Lifeboat Management Group after six years. He is succeeded by former Exmouth Mayor, Darryl Nicholas.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers host a visit for 12 visually impaired guests

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Derek and Neil with their visually impaired visitors, helpers and dogs in front of Exmouth lifeboat station.

Photos: (credit: Exmouth RNLI)

On 10 May, 12 visually impaired visitors, 8 helpers, 9 guide dogs and 2 organisers visited Exmouth lifeboat station as part of their holiday at Cliffden Hotel, Teignmouth with Action for the Blind; working with the RNIB.

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AMBULANCE CALL TO HOLY ISLAND, CAUSEWAY CLOSED BY TIDE

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At 16.07hr on Thursday 5th May 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat to transport a paramedic, at the request of the North East Ambulance Service, to Holy Island. The Causeway was closed by the tide. A person on the island required urgent medical attention.

Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat was launched and conveyed a paramedic to the island, where he was met by local coastguards, who escorted him to the casualty’s location. On completion of the incident, the lifeboat returned to station at 18.00hr that day.

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CAR WITH TWO OCCUPANTS CUT OFF ON HOLY ISLAND CAUSEWAY

C1At 13.26hr on Tuesday 3rd May 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat to go to the assistance of two persons trapped in their car on Holy Island Causeway, by the tide. One of the persons had a medical condition (restricted mobility). High tide was 12.29hr that day (Seahouses).

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The preventable disaster

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British Safety Council endorses the Hillsborough disaster verdict arguing the deaths were avoidable and unlawful

Following Wednesday’s announcement of Sir John Goldring, the Coroner presiding over the inquest into the death of 96 Liverpool supporters at Hillsborough in April 1989, the British Safety Council added its opinion to the issue. It was supported by the voice of David Parr, Head of Audit at the British Safety Council, who as a 29-year-old supporter of Liverpool FC, was standing in Sheffield Wednesday’s Leppings Lane Terrace when disaster struck on 15 April 1989.

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