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Official opening for Fistral Beach's lifeguard facility

RNLI Fistral
Image caption The new building was completed in August 2010

The RNLI's lifeguard facility on Newquay's Fistral beach has been officially opened.

Building work started in February 2010 on the two-storey building which was opened for lifeguarding six months later.

Lifeguards had worked from temporary buildings on the beach since 2001.

The building cost the charity £500,000, but it says that with more than 520 lifesaving incidents at Fistral in the past year, it is money well spent.

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