First shout for newly qualified Coxswain at Peel RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Jon Corlett has commanded his first shout since passing out as a qualified Coxswain at Peel RNLI.

Jon and his volunteer crew launched the Ruby Clery on Monday night (25 July) to assist a rib with engine failure.

The rib was in the end towed into Peel by a passing yacht and then berthed by the Peel lifeboat, before the crew returned to station to ready the boat for its next shout.

Notes to editors:

The attached pictures show:

- Jon Corlett. Credit RNLI/Peel

- Peel RNLI lifeboat escorting the boat under tow. Credit Peel/RNLI

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