Theft of life-saving equipment angers Clarke

Newry Times News Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Community

Alliance Newcastle area Councillor Patrick Clarke has strongly condemned the recent theft of vital life-saving equipment which was stolen recently from the RNLI Lifeguard hut near Murlough beach after it was broken into over the July holidays.

Two pairs of binoculars, which the lifeguards use to scour both the beach and water, and an air horn, used to alert people to possible dangers were stolen as well as damage to the lifeguard hut as the thieves forced entry.

Clarke stated, “Thankfully the stolen equipment was replaced immediately by the RNLI, and did not jeopardise the safety of swimmers and beach goers at Murlough Beach which during this prolonged hot spell has seen been Murlough beach packed every day.

“There can be no doubt that the perpetrators had no regard whatsoever for the health and well-being of the many people using Murlough beach and the dangers which could have been caused by the lifesaving equipment being stolen.

“Lifeguards carry out an important and vital service along Murlough beach protecting swimmers and beach users so I cannot understand why thieves would wish to hinder this by targeting and stealing life-saving equipment.

Clarke added, “I would appeal to anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the PSNI.”


Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed









Find us on Facebook

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in