Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man coastguard call to boost recruitment

The coastguard service in the south of the Isle of Man is to hold open evening to recruit volunteers.

The event takes place on 17 April at the Port Erin coastguard station between 1900 and 2100 BST.

Organisers said volunteers needed to be fit, living in the south of the island, and aged between 19 and 50-years-old.

A spokesman said: "The coastguard responds to a wide variety of incidents - from cliff and coastal rescues to missing person searches.

He added: "As well as working closely as a unit, the Port Erin team work directly with the other emergency services including the RNLI."

Coastguard duties include carrying out search and rescue operations, help with cliff and mud rescues as well as flooding and monitoring pollution from shipping and offshore installations, like oil rigs.

Organisers said anyone attending the evening will have the opportunity to meet some of the established team and find out more about the service.

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