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Bude RNLI lifeguards – August report

By Ella Henwood: All seven of our beaches from Crackington to Sandymouth have seen a huge influx of visitors keeping Lifeguards busy. Sandymouth Lifeguards have dealt with some serious incidents so far this season, the most recent being a successful cliff rescue involving multiple emergency services. Two people got cut […]

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RNLI lifeguards finish for the season

On Sunday (28 October) the lifeguard teams packed their equipment away for the final time this year as the RNLI lifeguard season officially ended in the south-west. For many years the RNLI has provided lifeguard cover for the half term week, providing locals and visitors alike with the option of […]

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Crackington lifeguard, Ella, stayed with people stranded on rocks

Great work here by Ella Henwood, Senior Lifeguard at Crackington Beach. This is the kind of action that makes our rescue services so wonderful. Here’s info from the RNLI about the recent Crackington rescue (photos copyright Ella Henwood/RNLI): At 2pm this afternoon (Saturday 25 August), the alarm was raised at […]

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Mass lifeguard rescues in SW rough seas

Seems Bude has been relatively lucky compared to other parts of Cornwall and Devon: From RNLI: RNLI lifeguards in Cornwall and Devon completed several mass rescues on Monday (13 August) in rough sea conditions, which led to a number of beaches in the region being red flagged for people’s safety. […]

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Lifeguard advice for the beach

By Ella Henwood: Bude’s RNLI Lifeguards have been kept busy over the beautiful bank holiday weekend.   These past few weeks it has finally felt like summer, the sun is out and the sea temperatures are slowly (but surely) rising. Five of Budes beaches are now Lifeguarded, Blackrock, Crooklets & […]

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Bude lifeguards are back on the beaches

After a snowy start, Bude’s RNLI Lifeguards have completed their 2 weeks training induction and are now back on the sand. Their induction included fitness testing in the swimming pool as well as training on the RWC (Rescue Water Craft), IRB (Inshore Rescue Boat) and Casualty Care First Aid Training. […]

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Pro surfer is a lifeguard in Cornwall

From the RNLI. What motivates someone to become a lifeguard? Every year RNLI lifeguards are trained to keep beachgoers safe. They come from all walks of life and when they’re not on patrol get up to some really exciting things, so what motivates them to come back year after year […]

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Busy start to July for RNLI lifeguards

By Ella Henwood: As peak season begins, twelve more lifeguards have gone through their induction and are now on the beaches. Northcott and Crackington are open for the Peak summer period, with all beaches staying open until 7 pm from Saturday 22nd July-Sunday 3 rd September. Along with induction on […]

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Bude lifeguards – rescue update!

Where would Bude be without our amazing lifeguards? This report from lifeguard, Ella Henwood: RNLI Lifeguards at Sandymouth beach had to rescue seven people towards the end of the half term week. The seven swimmers were caught in a rip current and taken out into deeper water and huge surf […]

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Lifeguard cover for Bude’s beaches…

By Ella Henwood: It’s been busy in the Bude area as ten more of Bude’s Lifeguards have been on induction over the past two weeks, getting them ready for the upcoming season. They have completed their First Aid training, fitness testing and also their 4×4 and All Terrain Vehicle assessments. […]

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RNLI lifeguards take on education role in Bude

From Bude lifeguard, Ella: Bude’s RNLI Lifeguards volunteered over the extended Easter holiday to keep the beaches open and safe, with several serious first aid incidents keeping them busy. Small waves meant the RNLI Volunteer Lifeguards had a quiet week in terms of rescues but were kept busy with first […]

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RNLI Urges: Put Safety First

The RNLI is urging people to put their safety first when visiting the coast this Easter, as figures released today show that volunteer lifeboat crews in the south west launched 1,614 times in 2016, rescuing 1,624 people and saving 52 lives. RNLI lifeguards across the region dealt with 11,173 incidents, […]

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The Lifeguards Are Back #RNLI

Or they will be, this weekend! News for all the Cornwall/Devon beaches but the key ones for us are in Bude, Summerleaze and Widemouth. RNLI lifeguards have been busy training as they prepare to return to a number of beaches in Devon and Cornwall from Friday (25 March) when patrols […]

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RNLI Lifeguard – The Best Summer Job in the SW?

The south-west may be in the depth of winter but the RNLI has already begun its search for new lifeguards to patrol the region’s beaches this summer.   The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has launched its Best Summer Job campaign by opening beach lifeguard recruitment online.   New recruits […]

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Busy Weekend for #RNLI Lifeguards South West

It’s been a busy ‘un. RNLI lifeguards across the south west were involved in several incidents this weekend, as the Bank Holiday, and half way decent weather, brought plenty of people to the coast. With many people on the beach wishing to make the most of the long weekend, lifeguards […]

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