During the launch of the Yorkshire and The Humber (YaTH) Regional Marine and Underwater Search Unit boat the ‘Five Bells’ in Hull last month, a raffle was held to raise money for the charity Wet Wheels.
The charity, which gives disabled people the opportunity to access the sea, assisted our officers a few months ago by lending us their boat for an underwater search operation to find a missing scuba diver in the North Sea.
Their boat proved to be invaluable and, as a thanks, a raffle and a collection was held on the launch day to raise money so the charity can take yet another group of disabled children for a trip out on the water.
The two winners of the raffle have won the chance to bring their families along and come aboard our new police boat.
They will be taken on a tour of the marine unit facility and see some of the equipment we use, before going for a trip on the Five Bells up and down the Humber for a unique glimpse of some of the local sights from the river.
We would like to thank everyone who came down on the launch day and met with our officers. We were so pleased to speak with everybody and hope you had a great day too.
You can read more about the boat here: https://www.humberside.police.uk/news/future-policing-our-waters