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A Second Success in 48 hours

Lifeboats News Release

For the second time in 48 hours congratulations are due to one of Salcombe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew.

James Fearn Crew Photo


Second Deputy Coxswain

On this occasion the congratulations go to James Fearn a twenty-year volunteer veteran who this afternoon passed out as a Second Deputy Coxswain.
During his years of service James, better known as Fearney within the crew, has qualified and acted as assistant mechanic, ILB helm and ALB navigator.
James was in his teens when he first joined the crew and through the years of service, he has been a stalwart within the crew, being a regular on service, passage, and exercise’s.
James has also been a strong supporter of the Fundraising crew attending many of their events, James's late mother was also a staunch supporter of the Fundraising crew and spent many hours working in
the RNLI shop/museum.

Congratulations Fearney from all at RNLI Salcombe.

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