RNLI open day cancelled due to weather forecast

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Blackpool’s Lifeboat open day has had to be cancelled due to forecasts of heavy rain and high winds over the weekend.

Blackpool RNLI lifeboat station recently featured in BBC One documentary Saving Lives at Sea and organiser hoped visitors would have the chance to see the stars of the show in action as they launched the lifeboats for a rescue demonstration.

However, with Heavy and blustery showers, long spells of rain, together with strong coastal winds forecast, the decision was made to call off the event.

A spokesman said: “Sadly we have been forced to cancel the open day due to weather forecast. Sorry everyone we’re devastated.”