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RNLI Crew Member Barry Gourlay on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘The two at the back of the boat were screaming for help’

Episode 49 - Never Alone: Barry Gourlay

The three ‘T’s: The Anstruther RNLI volunteer on why saving lives is about teamwork, training and trust.

In the early hours of 1 August 2012, RNLI Crew Member Barry Gourlay’s pager went off, alerting him to two men whose boat was being battered against rocks in rough seas.

In this dramatic rescue, for which Barry was awarded a Bronze Medal for Gallantry, teamwork was vital. Hear how the crew worked together in wild weather and pitch darkness – and why mutual trust is key.