Lifeboatman gets to wear his birthday banquet

Lyme RNLI crew members generously splash out on a feast of rotten food for their young colleague

Lifeboatman Peter Cable has good reason to remember his 18th birthday.

Unfortunately for him, his big day coincided with a regular training session with fellow members of the Lyme Regis RNLI crew.

And they were not letting the occasion pass without a ‘banquet’ for their young colleague.

As a special birthday treat they securely tied him to the harbour railings and generously coated him with vegetable soup, followed by spaghetti in tomato sauce, a tub of flour and, finally, half a dozen rather old eggs.

And while his birthday treat was being served, a hose was tucked into his so-called dry suit and the cold water tap was turned on.

The victim’s father, John, also a lifeboat crew member, said: “Welcome to the lifeboat crew, and happy birthday,”

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“All good fun,” said Peter.

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