Port St Mary RNLI's volunteer crew receive pagers
Despite the weather, hundreds turned out for the recent Lifeboat Day at Port St Mary RNLI.
Three recruits from last year's Lifeboat day were presented with their pagers and are now on call with their fellow crew members 24/7.
Dr Juan Corkhill, Dr Sofia Corkhill and Chris Hill were presented with pagers by Sir Miles.
Port St Mary RNLI's lifeboats Gough Richie 2 and The Spirit of Leicester were joined by Marine Engineer, Douglas RNLI's all-weather lifeboat and Port Erin RNLI's Atlantic 85 Muriel and Leslie where the public were invited to step aboard and have a look around the lifeboats followed by a display in the Bay by all four lifeboats.
Port St Mary RNLI's crew would like to thank everyone who braved the weather to support them.
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.