Siren set to sound out

PUBLISHED: 11:30 16 February 2015

The speakers for the siren being fitted to outside of the boathouse. Picture by Adrian Ragbourne.

The speakers for the siren being fitted to outside of the boathouse. Picture by Adrian Ragbourne.

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A new emergency call siren has been fitted to the lifeboat station in Lyme Regis.

Following successful trials over recent years, the RNLI has been installing the sirens at a number of lifeboat stations around the country.

Adrian Ragbourne, volunteer Deputy Launching Authority at the Lyme Regis lifeboat station, said: “A member of the crew will activate the siren just before we launch the lifeboat, and it is quite likely it will be heard throughout the town.

“But it may also be heard at sea by the people we are going out to help, and so will give them reassurance that assistance is on the way.”

The siren is a voice notification followed by a distinctive ten second pulse sound and will be set off between the hours of 7am and 10pm when the crew is paged to an emergency.

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