Newquay RNLI recruit qualifies as lifeboat crew
One of Newquay RNLI's newest volunteers has recently completed his probationary period at the town's lifeboat station and passed out as qualified crew on the charity's two inshore lifeboats.
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Please find attached photo, James Coombes (right) qualifies as lifeboat crew with RNLI Assesor Trainer, Carl Beardmore. Credit: Kev Goulding.
For more information please contact Andy Hobkinson, Newquay RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at [email protected] or 07880 507464 or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer at [email protected] or 07786 668847 or contact the RNLI Press Office (24hrs) on 01202 336789.
Newquay lifeboat station opened in 1860. Today’s RNLI volunteers operate two inshore lifeboats and are on call 24-hours-a-day to save lives at sea. You can donate to Newquay RNLI online and support the work of our lifeboat volunteers at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/newquay-rnli-lifesavers-fund-2021
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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