RNLI honour their friend and colleague

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 28 September the volunteers at Workington RNLI had the honour of scattering the ashes of St Bees RNLI volunteer Jamie Lockie who died of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in December 2019.

Family, friend and crew watching the ceremony from the shore

RNLI/Colin Wadey

Watching the ceremony from the shore

Friends and family of Jamie, some of whom had travelled down from his native Scotland, were on the promenade at St Bees along with St Bees lifeboat volunteers, the inshore lifeboat launched and stood alongside Workington’s ALB during the ceremony which ended with the firing of a white flare. Afterwards family, friends and crew made their way to the water's edge and each left a single rose in the falling tide.

The ceremony ends with the the firing of a flare

RNLI/Colin Wadey

The ceremony ends
The lifeboat returning as the sun sets

RNLI/Colin Wadey

The lifeboat returns

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