Snapper's waterproof camera donation to Lizard RNLI
12:00pm Monday 18th March 2013 in Helston
When photographer Geoff Squibb put together a book about the rebuilding of The Lizard lifeboat station he wanted some of the publication’s proceeds to benefit the crew and station.
Geoff has now visited the boathouse to present the crew with a mobile video camera unit, which is waterproof and can be used at sea.
The Gopro Hero 3 camera is a lightweight unit that can be fitted to the lifeboat or strapped to the equipment worn by the crew members.
The camera will benefit training exercises both afloat and ashore and also allow the crew to film any emergency incident they attend.
The footage can then be sent to the media and viewed by the public, to give a good insight into the work of the charity and its dedicated volunteers.
Geoff presented the camera to mechanic Dan Atkinson at the station, watched by lifeboat operations manager Ned Nuzum, coxswain Andrew Putt, crew member Ed Bray and station chairman Mike Lord.
Mr Putt said: “We can’t thank Geoff enough for this camera. It will really enhance our crew training as we will be able to have up-to-date video of what has happened at sea.”
Anyone requiring more information about The Lizard lifeboat station should visit www.thelizardlifeboat.org.uk