Rescue demonstration at lifeboat open day

Lowestoft's Shannon class lifeboat the Patsy Knight.

Lowestoft's Shannon class lifeboat the Patsy Knight. - Credit: Archant

People in Lowestoft have the chance to show their support for the town's lifeboat crew on Sunday, July 2, as the Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat station holds its annual open day.

Visitors will have the chance to meet some of the volunteer crew at the station on South Pier from 10.30am next Sunday and get up close to the station's all-weather Shannon-class offshore lifeboat Patsy Knight.

Although it is not practical for visitors to go on board they can view the vessel from the mooring pontoon where crew will be on hand to point out the features of the craft. There will also be a photographic exhibition showing the lifeboat in action and the chance to enjoy light refreshments while watching videos of past lifeboat rescues. Subject to operational requirements the Patsy Knight lifeboat will give a demonstration of lifesaving techniques at 2pm, which can be watched from the South Pier or from the nearby promenade.

Afterwards there is an invitation to join the crew and volunteer station officials for the Blessing of the Lifeboat service at 3pm at the lifeboat station, which will be led by Salvation Army Lieutenant Adrian Allen and the Citadel Band.

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