Lifeboat crew help Cornish flood victims

09:23 24 December 2012

Three members of the Lyme Regis RNLI crew who are part of the charity’s  southwest flood rescue team (left to right)  Elliott Herbert, Tim Edwards and Martin Croad.Photo by Richard Horobin

Three members of the Lyme Regis RNLI crew who are part of the charity’s southwest flood rescue team (left to right) Elliott Herbert, Tim Edwards and Martin Croad.Photo by Richard Horobin

Archant

Lyme trio join specially trained RNLI rescue team in Lostwithiel

Three volunteer members of the RNLI lifeboat crew in Lyme Regis joined the charity’s flood rescue team helping victims of the emergency in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, at the weekend.

Helmsman Martin Croad was first to answer the call for specially trained crew in the early hours of Saturday (December 22)

He returned home later that day only to be called again along with Tim Edwards and Elliott Herbert.

The RNLI’s south-west flood rescue team used two lifeboats and assisted 12 people, two dogs and six cats.

Martin Croad said: ”Conditions were grim and we worked closely with the Fire and Rescue Service and the Environment Agency.”

The Lyme Regis trio returned from Cornwall in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday) morning.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

A man hanged himself six hours after his lover killed herself in the same way at the same house.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Honiton Town Council has said it will be issuing a statement about the recent judicial review in due course.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:01

Police were called to a two vehicle road traffic collision near Branscombe following reports of an overturned van.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

The curtain is set to rise on Axminster Drama Club’s production of Robinson Crusoe on Thursday.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

A new ‘construction company’ has set up in Uplyme – building Anglo-Saxon longhouses and roundhouses.

Read more
Yesterday, 01:00

A Devon-based restaurant will become the first in 2017 to be given a top industry award.

Read more
Mon, 14:09

Participants who paid for the event through the website are set to receive a full refund.

Read more
Mon, 11:00

Organisers of the Poppy Appeal in Honiton have said it raised more than £14,000.

Read more
Mon, 09:10

Honiton Community College welcomed back former student Charlie Wright to lead a Junior Sports Academy workshop.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Firefighters are reminding residents across East Devon of the importance of getting their chimneys swept.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 0°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications