New Helm for Cullercoats Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Congratulations to Cullercoats crew member, Adam Wiseman, who tonight passed out as a helm on the station's Atlantic 85.

Adam Wiseman, New Helm for Cullercoats

RNLI/Anna Heslop

Adam Wiseman, New Helm for Cullercoats

Adam, who has volunteered as a crew member for Cullercoats Lifeboat since 2011, has been training as a helm since 2016. Since joining the crew, he has been involved in a number of risky and challenging rescues; his profession as a nurse has made him an integral part of the team. All of the crew members at Cullercoats are volunteers and are backed by their supportive families. In November of last year, Adam became a first time Dad to Emma and still manages to find time to help save lives at sea.

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Frank Taylor, said 'I am so pleased for Adam. All his hard work and dedication has really paid off. I am sure he will go to be a very successful helm.'

Congratulations Adam from all at Cullercoats. We are thrilled to have you as our newest helm!

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