A very busy end to 2015

31st December 2015

Well as 2015 draws to a slightly damp(?) close, Bay Search and Rescue have had the busiest year since it was formed in 1999, with the volunteer operational team members responding to 91 Incidents, totalling 312 hours, and attending 128 training exercises totalling nearly 900 hours…

We were deployed to 47 of these incidents in the recent weeks of December alone in the unprecedented floods, when the team with its unique fleet of Hagglunds and boats operated in Cumbria at Windermere, the Lyth valley, Kendal, Penrith, Eamont Bridge, Milnthorpe, Appleby, Ullswater, Carlisle and in Lancashire at St Michaels on the Wyre, Ribchester and Croston.

We would like to wish everyone a very happy and much drier 2016 but our thoughts and very best wishes go to all the families we have seen at first hand that have had their homes devastated.

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