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Announcement regarding recent thefts – 26 March 2014

Today the police have announced that they have recovered our boat that was taken as part of a raid on our facilities in February.

Two men, aged 52 and 22, have been arrested in connection with the theft. They have both been released on bail pending further enquiries.

While the boat itself has been returned, there is still a significant amount of other equipment still outstanding, as such we will be continuing with our fundraising efforts to get us back up to speed – particularly our special radio communications equipment, tools and boat engines.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that gave offers of assistance, contacted the police with information or supported us in other ways. We were astounded at the positive response received from the aquatic community and the people of Nottinghamshire.

Some of our members are attempting to canoe from Trent Lock, Long Eaton, on the River Trent, through to the Humber Estuary. They are currently seeking sponsorship. To help them along their way, please click here

Safety in, on or near the water

Both inland and coastal waters can be very dangerous. In order to get the most out of your experience, follow these simple rules;

>Let someone know where you are going and what time you will be back

>Take notice of warning signs 

>Stay clear of banks and edges 

>Do not enter the water unless it is a designated area, supervised by qualified lifeguards 

>If you are in trouble in water try to stay calm, shout for help and swim towards the exit point 

>If you see someone in trouble call the emergency services on 999 (United Kingdom) or 112 (United Kingdom and Europe.) If on the coast ask for the "Coast Guard" or if inland ask for "Fire and Rescue Service"

Further watersafety advice can be found on the Royal Life Saving Society's website:

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