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New lifejackets are a splash hit with RNLI

http://www.edp24.co.uk  / Chris Carson , Reporter

Friday, July 20, 2012

Helmsman James Rice tries out a new lifejacket during a training session.
Photo by Richard Horobin.

RNLI chiefs at Lyme Regis are in buoyant mood after after taking possession of new life-jackets for the crew.
They were bought thanks to generous donations from people living in and around the town earlier this year.
During the winter many fund-raising events were held to raise £3,500 to buy and maintain six of the new vests.
And this week the lifejackets were worn for the first time after a training session with RNLI assessor Simon James.
He said: « The old lifejackets had been in use for at least ten years and
had to be replaced.