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Fairbourne safety equipment damaged

Damage to the emergency phone
Damage to the emergency phone

An Emergency 999 Telephone located near to the beach in Fairbourne was damaged over the weekend (3/11/07).

The emergency telephone is a vital resource to let the emergency services know when people are in danger at sea or on the beach in general.

Barry Davies, Gwynedd Council Maritime Officer, said:

"Safety equipment can be of vital importance to help save someone when they’re in difficulty at sea or if people come into difficulties on the beach. Whilst mobile hone are popular, it is necessary to have extra safety equipment on the coast to call the emergency services in an emergency.

“We estimate that the cost of repairing the phone will be approximately £400, and in the meantime there will be no emergency telephone on Fairbourne beach. Emergency telephones in Fairbourne and Barmouth are vandalised frequently and such action places the public in danger.

“It is essential that such important safety equipment is respected, and we would call on anyone who sees any equipment which has been damaged, to contact the Police, or the Council's Maritime Unit.”

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