Friday, 16 August 2013

Control update - season hots up

Despite a slow start to the season due to cold weather earlier this year the recent warm days have seen visitor numbers dramatically pick up.

On Thursday the River Bure at Thurne mouth was so busy that one of the rangers needing to turn his launch round had to wait 10 minutes before it was safe and clear.

Rangers sent out a warning about tyres after recovering a total of 15 which had been dumped in the river near Cantley. Aside from the waste issue they are a nuisance to the Authority and a danger to skiers.

Police this week asked for help in looking out for the crew of a boat that may have been involved in a crime but it wasn’t until rangers had stopped the crew to speak to them that they discovered suspicions that a knife may have been used although in the end it was established that these fears were unfounded.

A new tranche of staff underwent training this week at the dockyard in Thorpe involving dealing with various scenarios including boat fires, drifting vessels, sinking vessels, pollution, searching for missing persons, preserving crime scenes and working with the emergency services.

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