Paddling for campaign

PUBLISHED: 15:06 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:45 10 June 2010

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3: THREE volunteer lifeguards from Poole, Dorset, are visiting lifeboat stations, lifeguard units and lifesaving clubs around the West Country in a bid to raise awareness of the RNLI s Life first campaign. The campaign highlights the fact more RNLI volunt

THREE volunteer lifeguards from Poole, Dorset, are visiting lifeboat stations, lifeguard units and lifesaving clubs around the West Country in a bid to raise awareness of the RNLI's 'Life first' campaign. The campaign highlights the fact more RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew are working alongside the expanding RNLI lifeguard service. On Saturday, September 22, Rob Inlett, Rory Smith and James Fletcher arrived in Exmouth to meet the Exmouth Lifeguard Club and RNLI Lifeboat members.As part of the campaign, the three men set out to paddleboard a few miles around the coastline at each stop, planning to paddle a total of 50 miles by September 29. One of the paddleboards is a custom made double board. The board measures 7m long and is believed to be the only one of its type to ever be built in Europe. It weighs approximately 23kg, and is fitted with water speed and temperature sensors.

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