24th July 2019. The volunteer watchkeepers from the National Coastwatch Institution station at Stepper Point visited Newquay SAR

A spokesperson from NCI Stepper Point said “This evening we had the privilege of visiting the Search And Rescue (SAR) facility based at Newquay Airport. We were given a very friendly welcome and a thorough briefing by the crew, followed by a tour of the helicopters. Our thanks to all of the crew for their help and enthusiasm.”

The photograph shows the NCI Stepper Point watchkeepers with some of the SAR team at Newquay airport

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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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