NCI GREAT ORME REOPENS WITH A RESCUE ON THEIR FIRST DAY

1st June 2020. With the restrictions in Wales easing slightly, the National Coastwatch Institution station on the Great Orme was one of the first stations to resume operations today.

Within hours of opening, the volunteer watchkeepers were involved in their first rescue incident. A sheep and her small lamb had fallen down a cliff and were entangled in some bushes. The watchkeepers were unable to make contact with the farmer so alerted the RSPCA who sent an Inspector from Anglesea to investigate. The animals were subsequently brought to safety.

Acting Station Manager John Humberstone reported “Mission accomplished happy mum and baby”.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

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