1st August 2019.  On Tuesday 30th July volunteer watchkeepers Phil and Anne from NCI Mundesley were involved in the rescue of three children.

Two days later the whole family, including the rescued children, came to the National Coastwatch Institute Mundesley Tower to personally offer their thanks to Phil and Anne for all that they did on Tuesday evening. The family kindly left a thank you gift and card for Phil and Anne and they all wanted to shake hands with the on-duty Watchkeeper Chris.

A spokesperson for NCI Mundesley said “It was a heart-warming moment for us at Mundesley Coastwatch to be recognised for the role that we play. One of those moments that reminds us of how important our volunteers are. We are thrilled that all ended well and we send our best wishes and thanks to the family. A big well done to Anne and Phil and a big thank you to all of our volunteers for being there 365 days a year.”

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Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








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