19 February 2017 Bude RNLI rescue Water Craft training
Bude RNLI is one of a small number of lifeboat stations that operate rescue water craft as well as lifeboats.
I went over to Bude on a cold and misty Sunday water to watch the volunteer crew and lifeguards traing.
Situated on Summerleaze beach, Bude Lifeboat Station launch straight from the beach into breaking surf.
This is why the volunteer crews use Rescue Water Craft to support thier D Class inshore lifeboat.
This morning's training was planned to take advantage of the forcasted strong surf conditions.