Bag a bargain at Exmouth RNLI

PUBLISHED: 10:30 02 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:30 02 April 2013

Sea safety officer Peter Williams, pictured here, will be at the sale checking visitors’ lifejackets as part of his clinic.

Sea safety officer Peter Williams, pictured here, will be at the sale checking visitors’ lifejackets as part of his clinic.

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Support Exmouth RNLI’s boat jumble sale and help fund new launch and recover equioment for the town’s new lifeboat when it arrives next year.

Exmouth RNLI is inviting people to bag a bargain on Sunday April 14 when a boat jumble is held at the seafront lifeboat station from 9am until noon.

All are welcome to sell equipment at the sale of pre-loved boat and water sport equipment, at a cost of £10 per space.

Items to sell can also be donated to the RNLI table which will be sold on the morning of the event.

On the day the sea safety charity is offering free lifejacket advice.

Sea safety officer Peter Williams will be at the sale checking visitors’ lifejackets as part of his clinic.

He said: “The correct fitting of the lifejacket is vital so that it functions correctly for the wearer. This is an extremely important aspect of the design of the lifejacket.’

“Around 30 per cent of lifejackets checked each year by RNLI sea safety advisers would fail to operate correctly when deployed. This is very scary statistic which can be reduced with a few simple checks.

“A really bad time to discover a faulty lifejacket is when you are in the water and dependent on it for survival.”

Proceeds from the event will help boost the launch and recovery vehicle fund for the new Shannon-class lifeboat, due at Exmouth RNLI in 2014.

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