Sea rescue service faces cuts

The volunteer 'Solent Sea Rescue Organisation' is under threat because of budget cuts by Southampton City Council. The volunteer service operates from eight bases on the south coast.

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  1. Richard Slee

Sea rescuers looking for saviours after cuts

Thousands of people have been helped by the Solent Sea Rescue Organisation since the the organisation began in the late 1970s, but now the volunteer service is under threat because of budget cuts.

The service, which operates from 8 bases on the south coast, has had its grant from Southampton City Council stopped and is now looking for new financial support to stay afloat. In his report Richard Slee spoke to James Godwin, a Senior Crewman and Peter Edgar from Solent Sea Rescue Organisation.

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