Rescue volunteers wanted in Westward Ho!

Coastguard appeals for new team members to fill vacancies

HM Coastguard is calling for more volunteers from the Westward Ho! area.

Derrick Jones, sector manager for Coastguard Rescue Teams at Croyde, Westward Ho!, Instow, Hartland and Lundy Island, said there were a number of vacancies within the Westward Ho! team.

“I am looking for volunteers who are relatively fit and healthy and have good availability day and night,” he said.

The Westward Ho! team carries out search and rescue duties including assisting other authorities with medical evacuations from the shore side; searching for missing people; dealing with ordnance on the foreshore; and cliff rescue.

“Previous experience of search and rescue is not required as full training is provided.” Anybody interested is asked to contact Derrick on 07970 765458 or email

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