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Why the UK's Coastguard remain important

It is the busiest time of year for the rescue services in Cornwall as thousands of holidaymakers who are often unused to sea conditions flock to the county.

But there are concerns that cuts to the Coastguard could affect operations in the future.

Lt Cmdr Florry Ford from 771 Squadron outlines the reasons why the Coastguard plays such an important role.

The BBC's Louise Hubball has joined the the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in a joint training exercise with a RNLI lifeboat.

  • 19 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK