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Georgia joins the volunteers of Lyme Regis RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A 23 year old general manager has become only the fourth woman ever to join the volunteer crew of the RNLI lifeboat in Lyme Regis.

New crew- photo shows Georgia, right, witth her new colleague Nikky Williams.

RNLI/Richard Horobin

New crew- Georgia, right, with Nikky Williams.

Lyme-born Georgia Robson has enrolled as shore crew and is now attending regular training sessions at the lifeboat station on the Cobb.

Georgia, a former Woodroffe School pupil,aims eventually to become a sea-going crew member. She enjoys regular trips with her ex-Royal Marine father in his four metre RIB (rigid inflatable boat).

Georgia applied to join after meeting members of the crew at last year's Remembrance Day parade.

'I have always enjoyed the sea, and after talking to crew members it just seemed natural to apply to join them. I am thoroughly enjoying the camararderie.'

Georgia is general manager at Tukxi Ltd, an Aminster firm which imports and converts Tuk Tuk auto rickshaws.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Operations Manager Nick Marks said:' Georgia follows Grace Wadsworth and Shona Louise and now joins Nikky Williams. We are delighted to welcome her aboard.'

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