Pete Macauley. Filey
It is with immense sadness that we announce that:
Pete Macauley, our all-weather lifeboat 2nd Mechanic and Navigator, passed away yesterday (Saturday 25th January) following an aggressive illness.
Pete joined the crew in February 1994 serving on both our all-weather and our inshore lifeboats. He took part in quite a number of rescues off the Filey coast. He was a true gentleman and an excellent teacher for the younger crew.
He spent some time coble fishing from Filey before joining HM Coastguard.
Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Jacqui, Luke, Rachel and Bryony and their families.
"Fair winds and following seas", Pete. We shall really miss you.
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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, 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.