Porthdinllaen RNLI mourn loss of dedicated crew member.

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Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat crew members are mourning the loss of a dear colleague and friend

Emyr Williams

RNLI/Porthdinllaen

Emyr Williams

Tributes have been paid to RNLI volunteer Emyr Williams, a long serving and dedicated crew member at Porthdinllaen RNLI who passed away suddenly on Monday

Paying tribute to Emyr, Dylan Thomas, Lifeboat Press Officer at Porthdinllaen RNLI said:

‘Emyr was a much loved and respected crew member here at Porthdinllaen, we are absolutely devastated at the loss of such a dedicated crew member and friend, Emyr`s life revolved around the lifeboat here at Porthdinllaen. He was loved and respected by all his fellow crew members and had volunteered for over 25 years as a all-weather crew member.

‘On behalf of everyone here at Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station, I would like to send our heartfelt sympathy to Emyr`s family at this extremely difficult time.'

Echoing sympathies paid by Dylan, Owain Williams, Coxswain at Porthdinllaen RNLI said:

'Emyr was an ever present part of the crew and community at Porthdinllaen for the last 25 years. During that time he assisted in saving a number of lives and took part in a number of challenging rescues. He will be fondly remembered as a dedicated and skilled crew member but most of all as a loyal friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and the station at Porthdinllaen will be a poorer place for his absence. All our thoughts go out to his family at this sad times.

'Fair winds an following seas Ems.'

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