Surf rescue team celebrates Euro successes
BEACH rescuers returned triumphant from the European Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships in Denmark.
The team of two men and two women from Hayle Surf Life Saving Club came in fifth out of 33 teams representing IRB crews from across Europe in a competition which tested skills through various simulated rescues.
Dave Parker, team manager, said: "With such a small team, it was necessary for the women to act as patients for the men. The men then returned the favour and the women had to rescue them, which made the event even more challenging. After a day of great racing the team came away with a gold medal and European title in the ladies' mass rescue and silver in the men's single pick-up. The club managed to achieve an overall position of fifth, an astonishing position for such a small team."
The club is now looking forward to sending a bigger team to the national IRB championships at Bigbury on October 6. If anyone is interested in sponsoring Hayle Surf Life Saving Club for future events, or if you want more information about the club and inshore rescue boats, call Dave Parker on 07967 213204.