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Sky lanterns Picture Andrew Ingram/NSRI Sky lanterns Picture Andrew Ingram/NSRINSRI are urging the public not to set off Chinese Lanterns on Guy Fawkes and not to set off red distress flares and to ensure your pets are kept safe and comforted by their owners during Guy Fawkes on Thursday, 05th November.Amongst a host of risks, including the danger of igniting a fire and risks to aviation, Chinese Lanterns are often mistaken as red distress flares and account for numerous NSRI emergency activations where members of the public report a red distress flare which later turns out to have been Chinese Lanterns.NSRI are urging the public not to set off Chinese Lanterns.Red distress flares are by law intended for life threatening emergencies only and NSRI urge the public not to set off red distress flares except to indicate a life threatening emergency.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONESMS 32287 (R1/SMS) with your name and a message of support for our Sea Rescue crew
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