Exeter University students learn sea safety skills
Students from Exeter University presented Exmouth RNLI with £150 after learning about water safety.
Exmouth RNLI lifeguards highlighted dangers at sea and in the water with students from Exeter University’s Wilderness Medicine Society; a group that promotes medical care knowledge and skills needed in difficult or emergency conditions.
Students were challenged to take part in sea-safety related exercises in wet weather.
Stefan Hudson, president of the society, said: “It was a very worthwhile and interesting visit and the various exercises we took part in were very enlightening.
“It made us all aware of just how powerful and cold the water could be. We were so impressed by all the difficult work and range of water safety and lifesaving initiatives involved we thought it only right to give a donation in gratitude.”
Robin Humphreys, Exmouth RNLI fundraising committee chairman, said: “We much appreciate the donation made by the Wilderness Medicine Society and are very pleased that these young students take a keen interest in our lifesaving charity to advance their knowledge of administering medicine and care in difficult conditions.”
Exmouth RNLI lifeguards are on duty on the beach from 10am – 6pm, seven days a week from now until Sunday, September 1, 2019.