My Su­per 7

With the hol­i­days here, who bet­ter to ask for their Su­per 7 cul­tural picks than Ady Woods, joint coxswain of Cromer’s RNLI lifeboat crew?


With sum­mer in full swing, and the tem­per­a­ture hot­ting up, it’s a busy time for the RNLI as peo­ple take to the sea. Ady Woods, joint coxswain of Cromer lifeboat, says call-outs cover a huge range of things.

“The in­tro­duc­tion of RNLI life­guards on to the beach has re­ally helped re­duce some of our call-outs as they are so proac­tive, ad­vis­ing peo­ple and stop­ping them from get­ting into dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions.”

Ady, a win­dow cleaner, has been part of the lifeboat crew for 30 years and is also a re­tained fire-fighter.

“Our ad­vice is don’t swim near the pier or break­wa­ters, al­ways swim be­tween the flags. If you find your­self in trou­ble in the wa­ter re­mem­ber ‘float to live’. Don’t panic, don’t try and swim against the cur­rent, The harder you swim, the more ex­hausted you get. Float, and try and at­tract at­ten­tion on the beach.”

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