Friday, 27 November 2009

Wasting police time

It is beginning to seem from news reports that our search on Tuesday night was both futile and a waste of time. One of my colleagues at school yesterday asked me if I wasn't really cross and angry at having given up a nights sleep to search for people who weren't there in the first place. be honest no, and I think everyone in the crew feels pretty much the same.

The bottom line is, we were called out by Coastguard in good faith. For as long as they have a glimmer of a suspicion that there is someone out there waiting for help we are happy to go. Indeed, we want to go.

And now? Well, at least we know that we didn't break off the search and leave someone out there praying to be rescued. All's well that ends well I say...


Ian said...

Hi John, agree with your sentiments - someone might have been there, and it's good to know you left no-one behind. A dirty night by all accounts & glad all back safe (bet the Poole A75 had fun in those conditions!)

That said, I'm sure we would all like to see a bit more "community policing" dished out to the perpetrators...... ;-)

mannanan said...

Another who agrees with you on this one John because you just never know. We've had a number of shouts like that but they are always with good intent.Take care.

lifeboatjohn said...

Thanks for the comments guys, 'ours is not to reason why...'

Keep safe