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29th December 2017. A group of volunteers who monitor the coast helping people to stay safe out on the sea and on the beaches are seeing in the New Year with a sponsored swim in the chilly North Sea on 1st January.

On New Year’s Day watchkeepers from the National Coastwatch Institution Station at Caister are doing a sponsored swim with people being asked to come along and support them and celebrate the arrival of 2018. A spokesman for NCI Caister said: “Some of our watchkeepers are doing a sponsored swim on New Year’s Day. We will meet at our Coastwatch Station at 11am on January 1st. If you would like to sponsor a watchkeeper please let us know - we have sponsor forms at the station. There will be hot drinks, soup and some warm food, so come and join us on the beach to celebrate the start of the New Year in style.” Access to the station is via the Coastal Car Park on Beach Road or via Tan Lane footpath.

The photograph (courtesy of the Great Yarmouth Mercury) shows several of the team at NCI Caister

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