Short film aims to encourage new Coastguard recruits

A short film, produced to encourage more people to apply to the Coastguard Rescue Service, has just been released.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 6th May 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 2:50 pm
A Coastguard recruitment poster.
A Coastguard recruitment poster.

To Rescue shows a cliff rescue from the perspective of a person who has fallen down a cliff and documents the moment that the coastguard rescue officer arrives with the casualty and gets them to safety.

The film is the third in a series of short films entitled To Search. To Rescue. To Save, which give a brief insight into the work of the Coastguard Rescue Service.

The films cover a search for a missing person, a cliff rescue and a water rescue and are all filmed from the perspective of the casualty.

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The three films can all be viewed online at rescue officers help rescue people trapped on the coast, be it on cliffs, stuck in mud or in the water, and search for missing people. They report and deal with pollution and other hazards and help emergency services and local authorities during emergencies, for example, flooding.

Charlie Ball, head of coastal operations, said: “Coastguard rescue officers are at the frontline in the delivery of rescue response along all the UK’s coastline.

“If you want to join a dynamic and skilled search-and-rescue team, we’ll ensure you get the training and the opportunities required.

“All we ask in return is that you are situated within 20 minutes of the Coastguard base and can be available to respond.”

For more information or to apply, visit