Bring the lifeguards back! After four gravestones in Dorset have been injured, a backlash against RNLI scrapping patrols builds up. Thousands will drive to the beaches and parks again today to soak up the 75 ° F sun
- Lifeguards have started patrolling with the support of the RNLI, which means that they have no official rescue equipment
- The RNLI has urged the government to take steps to prevent people from appearing at sea
- Only 16 out of 248 beach patrols were reinstated, leading to an angry backlash
The RNLI is facing the challenge of bringing its lifeguards with it after four gravestones were injured in Dorset when thousands drive back to beaches and parks to soak up the sun at 23 ° C.
Sixteen out of a possible 248 beach patrols were reinstated, leading to violent setbacks as people flocked to the coast.
Some lifeguards have started patrolling for free, but without the support of the RNLI, they have no access to official rescue equipment, The Times reports.
Pictured: Today's weather forecast from the Met Office, as temperatures will continue to rise this afternoon
Hundreds have joined the # ReturnToShore campaign. One said: “The RNLI lifeguard service is the only lifeguard service that did not continue during the pandemic. Why? & # 39;
An employee who volunteered to patrol said, “It feels like the RNLI bosses don't have our backs. We volunteer with minimal equipment and a much greater risk. & # 39;
Beach goers were crammed to make room for air ambulances that landed in Durdle Door, Dorset yesterday after four people injured themselves when they jumped off the cliffs into the sea.
The four unidentified jumpers jumped from the top of the old limestone arch, which reaches 200 feet at its highest point, and are in critical condition, according to Dorset Police.
A headstone falls towards the sea after being arched from the top of the old limestone arch called Durdle Door in Dorset
The sun-seekers were crammed into an area yesterday to clear Dorset Beach through one accessible exit
Pictured: A man jumps out of the 200-foot-old limestone arch in Durdle Door, Dorset, yesterday
A headstone falls towards the sea after being arched from the top of the old limestone arch known as Durdle Door in Dorset
Images from the scene show a mass of sun seekers crammed into an area near the only available exit while trying to exit the area while the ambulance is landing.
Despite the initial claim that only three people were injured when they jumped from the famous archway, it turned out last night that the number was higher.
Mark Dowie, managing director of RNLI, wrote an open letter calling on the government to restrict access to the beach before "more lives are lost".
Former conservative MP Charlotte Leslie said, however, that the RNLI could benefit from a £ 20 million full emergency service from the £ 124 million crisis funds reported in 2018.
The organization says the use of such funds is not a long-term solution, and the group expects a loss of £ 45m this year.
In the meantime, people have been beaten for walking naked and causing nuisance at a popular quay. They have resulted in a pub being closed.
The increasing proportion of anti-social behavior on the quay in Exeter, Devon has resulted in the Prospect Inn discontinuing its take-away service.
The pub said, "We're done. The anti-social behavior on the quay deteriorates from day to day, but Friday evening was the last straw: abuse, harassment, urination and public nudity. & # 39;
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