New Helm for Cullercoats Lifeboat
Congratulations to Cullercoats crew member, Adam Wiseman, who tonight passed out as a helm on the station's Atlantic 85.
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!
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.