CROWDS flocked to Sharpness Lifeboat Station’s open day on Sunday (August 4).

Visitors were able to see the Severn Area Rescue Association lifeboats in action and water rescue team demonstrations.

They were also able to check out some of the innovations on board the station’s newest vessel, the Pride of Sharpness.

One of these is a heat-seeking camera system, pictured here, which can help locate casualties in the water at night.

The thermal camera detects heat given off by people.

Various children’s activities were on offer, including crazy golf and face painting.

There was also the opportunity to meet the volunteer crew and and take boat rides.

Refreshments, including homemade cakes and a barbecue were available too.

Severn Area Rescue Association is a volunteer organisation and is always happy to welcome new members. Full training is given so no experience is necessary. See