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Coast watchers appeal for volunteers at Rossall Point
Station Manager Steve Martin
Station Manager Steve Martin

An organisation that watches the Lancashire coastline is appealing for more volunteers to help with its work.

NIC Coastwatch took over the watchtower at Rossall Point near Fleetwood when the coastguard closed it to concentrate operations at fewer larger centres.

Now the volunteers man the point for eight hours a day, and raise the alarm if anyone's in difficulty.

Steve Martin is the Station Manager, and he say the work is certainly varied.

He also says the tide is very dangerous: "The tide comes in so fast, you turn your back on it, and it's there."

Listen to Steve telling BBC Radio Lancashire's Paul O'Gorman about one of the many incidents they've helped with.

If you are interested in joining the volunteers, you can contact them on 01253 826526.




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