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Resort theft could put lives at risk

Resort theft could put lives at risk

Resort theft could put lives at risk

Safety equipment that could save a person’s life was stolen in a shocking act of vandalism in Cleethorpes.
The Beach Safety team made the discovery while carrying out its morning patrols today (Wednesday).
“One of our throwbags has been stolen and the housing vandalised, on the railings adjacent to Wonderland groyne,” said a spokesperson.
“We have reviewed our CCTV and have clear footage of the perpetrators. They stole it at 19:43.”
Throwbags are a retrieval line that can be thrown out in an emergency situation to help another person get to safety.
“These are used to save lives and should be treated with respect,” said the spokeperson.
“When responding to an emergency incident it is vital that life-saving equipment is readily available and not stolen or damaged.
“It could literally mean the difference between life and death.”
Followers of Cleethorpes Beach Safety on social media were quick to express their anger.
“Put these vermin on full time lockdown. Lives are going to be lost doing such acts as this. Not the first time its happened just hope they don’t need it one day. These lowlifes really want dealing with hard as they think they are untouchable.”
While another said: “Disgusting, they need naming and shaming.”
If anyone has any information they are asked to contact the Beach Safety office on (01472) 323356 or 101 quoting crime reference number 16/99482/20.
Photo: Cleethorpes Beach Safety

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