The yolk’s on Lyme Lifeboat volunteer

Lyme lifeboat volunteer Seb Cope gets a bridthay gift from his fellow crew members. Picture: GEORGIA

Lyme lifeboat volunteer Seb Cope gets a bridthay gift from his fellow crew members. Picture: GEORGIA ROBSON - Credit: Archant

Birthday boy Seb Cope is ‘served’ a generous portion of eggs, baked beans and flour.

It wasn’t quite the celebration that Seb Cope had in mind when he announced his 35th birthday to volunteer colleagues in the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew.

As he stepped ashore after a training session last night (Tuesday, March 13) his ‘friends’ pounced out of the shadows, tied him to the harbour railings and ‘served’ him a generous portion of eggs, baked beans and flour.

And for a second course there was a hosing down with some very cold water.

One crew member said afterwards: “Perhaps Seb should have kept quiet about his birthday because this sort of treat is a Lyme Regis tradition.”


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And Seb’s reaction to his birthday treat was: “It was a good laugh once I had got over the shock and removed baked beans from my ears.”

* Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguard have saved more than 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered.

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