We have been pretty quiet on the news front for a while as the crew have been so busy, however, we have some exciting news to share with this post...
We are very fortunate that the owner of the site planned for the brand new Stourport Marina recognises the importance of Severn Area Rescue Association - Wyre Forest Station and will be providing a section of land to SARA in the hope of getting funding for a new building for training purposes, and to give us faster access to the River Severn when deploying our boats. There is also the possibility of a helicopter pad if required.
For more information visit the Kidderminster Shuttle website.
During the recent heatwave SARA Wyre Forest has issued the advice to the public 'Just don't go in'. The advice has been issued during a period of hot weather which has seen many people swimming in open water to cool down. This summer has already claimed numerous lives of people swimming in dangerous waters across the UK, and SARA has already been called to one of these tragic incidents.
Please take a few moments to click the link to the BBC News video and educate anybody who may be at risk.
Earlier today the Wyre Forest team was alerted by the National Coordination Center and put on standby to a possible flooding emergency.
As a national emergency asset, our boat crews and our swift-water rescue specialists where put on heightened readiness to respond potentially anywhere in the UK.
More on this as developments progress...
Walton & Hipkiss Estate Agents Kidderminster