Our Say

Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England), August 26, 2009 | Go to article overview

Our Say


RECKLESS and idiotic thrill seekers are without doubt putting lives at risk by removing lifesaving equipment from the banks of the River Tees.

Life belts are there for one reason only - to keep people safe in case of an emergency.

But persistent theft and misuse by the selfish minority means some of this equipment will now not be replaced.

A life ring isn't a toy - it's a life saver.

And there could be devastating consequences should someone need to use one in an emergency, only to find it has already been taken.

It's vital for the safety of everyone that lifebuoys are treated with respect.

People in our community must know who is responsible for this misuse of equipment. Anyone with any information should come forward immediately. IT'S good to see work nearing completion to remove the TS Kellington from the banks of the Tees once and for all.

The dilapidated former Navy vessel has become a danger and an eyesore.

But the remaining parts are set to be lifted from the river next week. …

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