Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat Deputy Coxswain Trevor Brooker passes away
It is with deep sadness that Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station and the family of the station’s Deputy Second Coxswain Trevor Brooker pay tribute to Trevor who passed away suddenly on Sunday 13 September in tragic circumstances for the crews at the lifeboat station.
Everyone at Weymouth RNLI is devastated at the loss of our friend.Trevor was a much loved and respected part of our family at the station and he will be greatly missed by everyone.
Trevor was a professional local fisherman who owned and skippered a Weymouth fishing trawler. As a fisherman his seamanship and extensive knowledge of local waters proved invaluable on many a shout. He was a quite man whose calming influence under the most challenging of conditions at sea could always be relied on. He became a volunteer crew member at Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station in 2002 and quickly became a volunteer Deputy Coxswain in 2003, a post that he continued to hold. He was well known, respected and liked by all in the harbour community and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Trevor’s family and friends at this difficult time and the station are rallying together to offer their support as everyone comes to terms with his sudden loss.
Weymouth lifeboat Coxswain Andy Sargent said, "Trevor had been connected to the harbour since school days. He, as did several other's of similar age, grew up around fishing in Weymouth.
Joining the lifeboat in 2002, he was quickly promoted to Deputy Second Coxswain. Trevor's knowledge, experience and leadership, along with his quiet demeanour was a great asset to the crew at Weymouth.
He will be sorely missed by all at the lifeboat station and our sincere condolences are extended to all Trevor's family and friends.
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.