A special lifejacket clinic is being run tonight (thursday) for people who take to the water in boats of all shapes and sizes.
Members of the local volunteer RNLI crew will help check lifejackets and give advice on how to check for wear and tear, as well as simple maintenance tasks like replacing gas bottles and firing heads.
In previous clinics, 46 lifejackets were checked, almost half of which either failed inspection or needed maintenance.
Nearly a third were in such poor condition that they were taken out of use because they were dangerous.
Attending the clinic to get your life jacket checked could save a life. Booking at:
RNLI Teddington is crewed by over 30 volunteers If you are interested in volunteering with the RNLI, visit https://rnli.org/support-us/volunteer/how-you-can-volunteer