Lizard Lifeboat Coxswain’s Last Day At the Helm After 35 Years RNLI Service

Lifeboats News Release

Andrew Putt retired from his role at the station on Friday 22nd May after serving 35 years for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

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Socially distanced final hand shake from our retiring coxswain Andrew Putt (left) to our new coswain Dan Atkinson (right)

A final farewell was paid to retiring Coxswain Andrew Putt as he left the station at Kilcobben Cove for the last time on Friday 22nd May.

Crew, Shore Crew and lifeboat personnel all bid Andrew a very fond farewell, socially distanced of course! Everyone wished Andrew a very long and happy retirement Andrew, after 35 years RNLI service.

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