Rescue Day event returns to Crowle

The Battle of Britain Memorial flight will be at the Rescue Day at Crowle
The Battle of Britain Memorial flight will be at the Rescue Day at Crowle

The sixth Rescue Day will take place in Crowle later this month with all the emergency services taking part.

The event, which has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the world, will take place at 7 Lakes Country Park on Saturday, July 13, from 9am to 5pm.

In 2011, more than 20,000 visitors attended Rescue Day, which this year will include a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial flight. The Red Devils parachute team will also perform the UK’s only ‘water drop’ into the main lake.

The day aims to drive home the importance of water, road and fire safety.

Throughout the event, visitors will see the emergency services in action demonstrating rescues and showcasing the work they do.

BBC Radio 2’s ‘Sally Traffic’ will be at this year’s event and will assist with commentary for the various displays.

Water rescues and simulated road accidents involving a bus, road tanker, cars and a motorbike are planned.

A spokesman for the event said: “The event will be even bigger and better than in previous years. The organisers have pulled out all the stops to make it an exciting and unrivalled day out for visitors.

“It is always a popular event and this year’s action packed schedule has something for all.” Admission to Rescue Day costs £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 16s and OAPs, and £10 for a family ticket.

There will be a raffle which has a two-week all inclusive holiday for two to the Maldives as first prize.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the emergency services and local charities.