Criccieth RNLI mourns loss of long-serving Crew member
Lifeboats News Release
Crew and Station Officials from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station are mourning the loss of one of its former Crew members, Griff Davies Owen or Griff Bach as he was know at the station.
Griff had served as a Crew member and Helmsman on the Lifeboat for 18 years in total, before emigrating to New Zealand in late 1990. The Station's flag will fly at half mast for the next week to commemorate Griff.
Following news of his passing, Criccieth's Lifeboat Operations Manager Peter Williams commented "everybody who had served and knew Griff feels a sad loss. The Station extends its deepest condolences to his family".
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