KITE SURFER BECALMED OFF BEADNELL POINT

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At 14.50 hrs on Sunday 27 June 2014 Both Seahouses Lifeboats were on passage from Seahouses to Beadnell for the Annual Beadnell Sailing Club RNLI Flag Day, when a kite surfer was sighted off Beadnell Point. He was becalmed and appeared to be in difficulty.

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Cleethorpes RNLI save three lives during busy Airshow weekend

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As huge crowds lined the beach and promenade this weekend for the third annual Cleethorpes Airshow, Cleethorpes RNLI lifeboat made two emergency launches and saved the lives of three people on Saturday and Sunday.

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New Book: Beggars Cheats & Forgers

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Beggars Cheats & Forgers
A History of Frauds Through the Ages
David Thomas

Not a story of everyday Westminster politicians.

Beggars, Cheats and Forgers is made up of new research into a neglected area of British history: the stories of historical scams, cheats and forgeries. Former Director of Technology at the National Archives, David Thomas has delved into the archives to uncover unusual tales, from Tudor identity theft to the Spanish Prisoner letter scam of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book provides an fresh take on criminal history and the roots of identity theft, email scams and pyramid schemes still employed by criminals today.

ISBN 9781781593271
161 pages
RRP ?12.99

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An RNLI Raft Race and an RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day all taking place at Weston-super-Mare next weekend.

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Weston-super-Mare RNLI volunteers are organising a Raft Race for all comers on Saturday and an Open Day to demonstrate their work of saving lives at sea on Sunday next week end, the 2nd and 3rd August.

 

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Midnight Rescue of Fishermen by New Brighton Lifeboat

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Date:
27/07/2014
Author: Bob Warwick

RNLI New Brighton lifeboat responded to a report that a small vessel was in difficulty out from the Gunsight picnic spot on the Leasowe shore. The call came just before 11pm, it was dark, high water at midnight and sea choppy.

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Teenager locked in the Crosby mud rescued by RNLI Hovercraft crew

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Date:
24/07/2014
Author: Bob Warwick

At 4pm yesterday RNLI New Brighton were advised that a person was stuck up to the chest in mud on the Crosby shore. In response our rescue hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit with a crew of four was launched and quickly crossed the Mersey estuary.

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NENA i3 compliant NextGen-911 system uses cloud technology to provide high-quality information faster and enables seamless call transitions among first responders.

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FAIRFAX, Va., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has implemented a NextGen-911 emergency service solution for Morgan County, Ohio. The NextGen-911 solution enables Morgan County to easily accept emergency information from a variety of sources and provides first responders with faster, more accurate details to aid in response. Morgan County’s NextGen-911 system is one of the first to be compliant with the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA) i3 architecture standards, which facilitate local and nationwide interoperability.

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NATIONAL AIR AMBULANCE AWARDS: NOMINATE YOUR HEROES!

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance is calling on the general public and those who work or volunteer within the sector to nominate the colleagues they believe deserve special recognition for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence.

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Dutch Safety Board heads investigation: investigation effort in full swing, black

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The Dutch Safety Board took over formal responsibility for the air crash investigation from Ukraine yesterday evening. The two black boxes have since arrived in the United Kingdom, where they are currently being read out and analysed by a team of international specialists. The on-site investigation in Ukraine is currently in full swing. Although investigators still do not have safe access to the crash site, work to gather and analyse data from various sources is underway in both Kiev and the Netherlands.

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Both Exmouth lifeboats tasked simultaneously for two rescues

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On the afternoon of 21 July, both Exmouth RNLI’s Shannon class and D-class lifeboats were called out to Lyme Bay to assist two broken-down boats and tow them to safety.

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