Plymouth RNLI lifeboat Sybil Mullen Glover delivers Santa and his elf
The volunteer crew of Plymouth lifeboat station were tasked to a different type of situation on Sunday 26 November.
They were asked to make a special delivery to Sutton Harbour of Santa and his elf. As the lifeboat entered the lock at Sutton Harbour the crowd waved and cheered as Santa approached. The wind and rain held off as Santa made his way into the Barbican for the festive light switch on at 4pm.
Notes to editors
- Plymouth RNLI lifeboat has been operating since 1862. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/plymouth
- Enclosed picture Severn class lifeboat on scene with the casualty. Taken by Les Butler RNLI mechanic
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