British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue


2005-08-16 15:52:40

BDMLR Cornwall Summer Events Roundup

Here in Cornwall, Medics have been busy promoting BDMLR at various events over the last few weeks. These included dolphin rescue demonstrations for groups of children at the Summer School at Camborne Pool Redruth Learning Space; a guest lecture on cetaceans and seals and also our regular public beach demonstrations, which are also great opportunities for Medics to get involved and brush up on those rescue skills.

As a result of our activities, we have introduced many people to the world of marine conservation, some of whom are now interested in becoming Medics themselves, and it has been extremely encouraging for us to hear comments such as the rescue demonstrations being 'the best part of the holiday', which makes it that much more worthwhile. In fact we are being booked up for events next summer already!

We still have one event currently organised in Cornwall. On September 18th the National Seal Sanctuary will be running a beach clean and activity day at Gwithian, Hayle, as part of the national ‘Beachwatch’ event organised by the Marine Conservation Society. This starts at 10am and the afternoon activities include a dolphin rescue demonstration by BDMLR Medics – anybody interested in getting involved in this event please contact Coordinator Dave Jarvis on

We would like to thank the following for their help and support at the events:

Medics: Dave Jarvis (West Cornwall Coordinator), Tim Bain (West Cornwall Coordinator), Darryl Thorpe (South East Cornwall Coordinator), Lesley, Phil and Dan Jarvis, Joan Thorpe, Sue Sayer, Tamara Cooper, Rachael Vine, Jenny Linnel, Michelle Spillane-Smith, Jenny Haley, Jo Hurley, Amanda Forman, Jason Birt, Emily Evans and last but not least, Sue White at Head Office.

Anna David (Polzeath Voluntary Marine Wildlife Group); Polzeath Surf Life Saving Club; Joana Doyle (Cornwall Wildlife Trust); Alison Forward (Cornwall Wildlife Trust); Carl Gilbert & staff at the Maenporth Beach Café, Falmouth; Sandie & staff at the Camborne Pool Redruth Learning Space; Portreath Surf Life Saving Club; and finally, all the kids and adults that gave their support to us and took such interest in our work.

Medic Dan Jarvis
BDMLR West Cornwall
(Newquay - Land's End - St Austell)

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