Flint RNLI Launched today in response to reports of an explosion and flashes.
At the helm of the Flint lifeboat ‘Lady Barbara’ today was Rachel McCarthy, Rachel is the first lady helm in the 50 year history of the RNLI at Flint, although Rachel has been on the lifeboat crew for several years, it was only yesterday that she passed out as a fully qualified helmsman. In addition to Rachel sister Carly is also on the crew and Dad Billy is the volunteer station mechanic.
Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01352711185 or 07496770576
Notes to editors
- Flint lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
- Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 16 calls to date in 2015 and saved four lives, and assisted seven others.
- Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 10 calls and saved 1 life to date in 2016
- Potential lifeboat volunteers, and enquiries regarding the appeal contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
- Flint RNLI celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2016
RNLI media contacts
Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01352711185 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.