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Looe RNLI volunteers service thanked by the High Sheriff of Cornwall

Lifeboats News Release

During a recent visit to Looe Lifeboat Station, The High Sheriff of Cornwall was able to watch Looe RNLI volunteer crews training with the HM Coastguard helicopter in Looe bay

The High Sheriff of Cornwall Paul Young-Jamieson and Claire Young-Jamieson with Looe RNLI volunteer crew

RNLI/Ian Foster

The High Sheriff of Cornwall Paul Young-Jamieson and Claire Young-Jamieson with Looe RNLI volunteer crew

A visit to Looe Lifeboat Station on Saturday 16 February 2019, by Paul Young-Jamieson, High Sheriff of Cornwall and his wife Claire, coincided with a training exercise for Looe RNLI volunteers with the Newquay HM Coastguard rescue helicopter. The High Sheriff was able to watch the action from East Looe Seafront with Looe Lifeboat Operations Manager, David Haines.

After the inshore lifeboats had returned to station the High Sheriff met the volunteer crew to thank them for their hard work and service protecting the community..

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Photos:

· The High Sheriff of Cornwall Paul Young-Jamieson and Claire Young-Jamieson with Looe RNLI volunteer crew
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or looelpo@ianfoster.com or ian_foster@rnli.org.uk

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or amy_caldwell@rnli.org.uk

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or emma.haines@rnli.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789

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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 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.

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