Kyle joins the Lyme Regis lifeboat volunteers
Volunteers with the RNLI in Lyme Regis have welcomed aboard their newest sea-going crew member, 25 year old Kyle Knight.
Kyle, a maintenance operative with Lyme Regis Town Council, went to sea on his first ‘shout’ when two kayakers were reported in trouble off Axmouth.
Dorchester-born Kyle said: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed my first shout . I have always loved the sea , and joining the Lyme Regis RNLI seemed the natural thing to do. It was great to get my first shout under my belt.’
Kyle had been training for just over a year.
Murray Saunders, who was at the lifeboat helm for Kyle’s first shout, said:’ Kyle will be an asset to our sea-going team. He is very keen and showing a good deal of promise.’
Lyme Regis Town Council now has two members of staff on the lifeboat team. The local authority’s Operations Manager Matt Adamson-Drage is a DLA – Deputy Launching Authority.
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.