Long serving Lyme lifeboat volunteers recognised
PUBLISHED: 15:01 11 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:37 11 December 2018
And a special award goes to three crew members who were rescued by their own colleagues
Four members of Lyme Regis Lifeboat crew, who have clocked up 90 years service between them – have received awards.
At a party in the Harbour Inn presentations were made to volunteers Andrew Rice, (30 years) and Lance Taylor, Brian Street, Tim Edwards (all 20 years).
Senior helm, Mr Edwards was also voted crew member of the year by his colleagues.
Somewhat less serious presentations were the Bent Propeller Trophy ‘won’ by Mark Colley and the Man Overboard award to John Rickard.
A special award – a photograph of the event – went to three members of the crew who were rescued by their own colleagues in August.
An onlooker ashore thought kite surfers Elliott Herbert, Murray Saunders and Rich Tilley were in difficulties when the wind dropped a mile off Charmouth and called for help.
Lifeboat Operations Manager Nick Marks told the gathering that 2018 had a been a successful year with almost 40 ‘shouts’ , around twice the total for the previous year. More trainees had joined and the crew never once missed a launch because of a shortage of volunteers.
He added: ”We have a very good team and we can take pride in having done our job pretty well.”