Scarborough RNLI relief shift in London
Two members of Scarborough RNLI crew did a 12-hour relief shift in London on 24 December.
Rob Gaunt and Kev Roberts formed half the crew aboard the E-class lifeboat at Chiswick RNLI station, which has a full-time crew covering a 17-mile stretch of the Thames.
RNLI Media contacts
For more details please ring Scarborough RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Dave Barry on: 07890 322992.
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.