Hartlepool RNLI keeping shipshape in the snow

Lifeguards News Release

There was 'snow stopping' RNLI crew members Garry Waugh and Craig Pinder as they cleared snow from the all-weather lifeboat today (Tuesday 27 February).

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Hartlepool RNLI station mechanic and second coxswain Garry Waugh(left) and volunteer crew member Craig Pinder clearing snow from the all weather lifeboat at Hartlepool this morning after a heavy overnight fall of snow. Pic by Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI station mechanic and second coxswain, Garry Waugh and volunteer crew member Craig Pinder had a busy morning clearing snow from the all-weather lifeboat and pathways around the boathouse making the area safe for fellow crew members should they be called out to go to sea.

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Photographs by RNLI/Tom Collins.

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Hartlepool RNLI station mechanic and second coxswain Garry Waugh clearing snow from the all weather lifeboat at Hartlepool this morning after a heavy overnight fall of snow. Pic by Tom Collins

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI station mechanic and second coxswain Garry Waugh clearing snow from the all weather lifeboat at Hartlepool this morning after a heavy overnight fall of snow. Pic by Tom Collins

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI station mechanic and second coxswain Garry Waugh clearing snow from the all weather lifeboat at Hartlepool this morning after a heavy overnight fall of snow. Pic by Tom Collins

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI station mechanic and second coxswain Garry Waugh(top) and volunteer crew member Craig Pinder clearing snow from the all weather lifeboat at Hartlepool this morning after a heavy overnight fall of snow. Pic by Tom Collins

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