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Former RNLI Coxswain Frank Smith on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘Everything was upside down. You didn’t know where you were’

Episode 62 - Trapped Underwater: Frank Smith

A former Salcombe coxswain recalls the day his lifeboat capsized.

A big sea. Huge, breaking waves. When former RNLI Coxswain Frank Smith and crew went to the rescue of divers in distress, sea conditions were dire. Frank relives the hair-raising, disorientating moment that the lifeboat turned upside down in the waves, and recounts the search for a man washed overboard…