‘We’ve got a brand-new lifeboat coming’
Episode 72 – New Lifeboat, Old Hand: Nicky King
Veteran lifeboat Coxswain/Mechanic Nicky King on why Wells RNLI is set to save lives well into the future.
At the last station to launch boats using horses, there’s a brand new lifeboat in town. And it’s in the care of Nicky King, who’s served at Wells-next-the-Sea for 34 years.
Nicky introduces us to the Shannon class lifeboat Duke of Edinburgh that bears thousands of loved ones’ names – part of the RNLI’s Launch a Memory initiative.
Life in Norfolk may move at a gentle pace (or so Nicky says), but all that changes when lives are on the line. You’ll soon understand why, in the gripping story of a shout in which 2 lives were saved in 5 minutes.