Not all of us know what to do in an emergency on the coast

Not all of us know what to do in an emergency on the coast

Published by KLFM
2:27pm 17th January 2020.

40% of people in East Anglia don't know to call 999 for the Coastguard when there's an emergency at the seaside.

Which is why the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has launched a campaign to get the message out.

They've recreated the kind of thank you messages it receives from people who are alive today because someone knew what to do.  

The 30-second video tells the story of a man who was cut off by a tide

Peter Mizen, Assistant Director - Head of Coastguard Operations at the MCA said: 

"If you're in difficulty along the coast or at sea, every second will count so it's really important to know how to get hold of the right emergency service immediately. We know that overall nearly half of us don't know who to call in a coastal emergency, so we are hoping that this new audio will help push the message home and save lives." 

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