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Public invited to find out about Inshore Rescue Team

Members of the public are welcome at the open day. Credit: Nith Boathouse

An open day is being held by the Nith Inshore Rescue team.

It's taking place at the Caerlaverock Boat House this Saturday 11 July, from 14:00 to 18:00.

The 'St John' lifeboat will be on display, along with other rescue equipment, and HM Coastguard, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service from Dumfries Community Fire Station, and St Michael’s Services, will all be attending.

At 4pm, the new inland rescue boat 'Cauley' will have its official naming ceremony.

The public are welcome, and refreshments will be available.


Warning for swimmers as holidays approach

The fire service carrying out rescue exercises in Thirlmere. Credit: ITV Border

United Utilities are reinforcing calls for people not to swim in the region's reservoirs, rivers and lakes, as the school holidays approach.

The warnings come after a man died in Windermere and another in the River Esk in the past fortnight.

Two years ago a man drowned in Thirlmere, which is managed by the company.


Cockermouth swimmer goes for gold

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Cockermouth swimmer Luke Greenbank will be competing in the semi-finals of the 200 metre backstroke at the European Games this afternoon.

Yesterday he won gold in the 100 metres backstroke at the competition in Baku.

The seventeen-year-old was fastest in the heats for today's race and if he gets through, he'll take part in the final tomorrow.

Scottish swimmers compete in European Special Olympics

A pair of swimmers from the Border region are in action this week at the Special Olympics European games.

They've travelled from Dumfries and Galloway to Antwerp in Belgium, to take part in the sporting event for those with learning disabilities.

Lauren Hall's been finding out how they're getting on.

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