This years Allonby bay Dook saw the biggest participation since the event surfaced 3 years ago. This Years chilly dip into the solway firth proudly boasted over 67 registered participants along with a dog!
The event was closely supported by members of Maryport Rescue who’d donned their Swift water rescue equipment and took watch over those entering the water. The team was also on hand to offer any medical assistance if required and provided shore side support with the teams 2 Landrover 110’s.
Organiser Helen Gilmore said:- ‘ The event has been very well backed this year with many new entrants. The dip keeps growing year after year. ‘ ‘ Although the water was cool, it didn’t deter any of the swimmers ‘.
Maryport Rescue Operations Manager who was at the event and was part of the safety cover for the event said: ‘Thank you to each and everyone of the swimmers who took part in this years event which successfully went ahead with no issues. The weather was specifically kind, with only light winds, and a beautiful winters sun which aided the event in every way. I would like to thank Helen and the organisers of the very well organised event, and we truly look forward to the next one.”
For photos and some brilliant aerial drone footage of the swimmers in action, please have a look at the allonby bay dookers facebook page.