In recent years around 20% of our incidents have involved searches in or around water, flood and tidal surge rescue.
Thanks to the generosity of Pickering and District Rotary Club we now have a shiny new rescue boat to augment the rescue raft which served us so well during the York floods last December.
The versatile design of the craft means the boat can be used as a search platform, to rescue from water, to evacuate people trapped by floods or to carry carers, medical professionals and supplies into housebound residents.
Unlike with the arrival of the raft, this time, we have had time to unpack the boat before being called out 🙂
Watch out for a formal ‘launch’ event in the near future.