RNLI training trip in Wales

Three crew members from RNLI s Lyme Regis lifeboat have just returned from a training trip in Wales. Martin Croad, 30, Tim Edwards, 33, and Elliott Herbert, 31, were coached on how to join a flood rescue team tackle major incidents in the UK or abraod. Th

Three crew members from RNLI's Lyme Regis lifeboat have just returned from a training trip in Wales.

Martin Croad, 30, Tim Edwards, 33, and Elliott Herbert, 31, were coached on how to join a flood rescue team tackle major incidents in the UK or abraod.

The trio spent five days at the white water centre near Bala Lake, in Snowdonia, on the course to train them as swift water rescue technicians.

They could now be called on to join a team of 20 RNLI crew members tackles disasters.

Mr Edwards, a helmsman with the crew, said: "We all found the course extremely tough, hard work, but good fun, and we learned a lot.

"It was a real eye opener to see how much damage a relatively small amount of river water can do.

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"The conditions on the river were entirely different to the situations we find at sea. The power of swift water in a river is just relentless."

Rob Fossett, lifeboat operations manager in Lyme Regis, said: "All three of our crew members have returned with new and important skills. they have learned good team practices and I am delighted they did so well on the course.