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Crew Train at The RNLI College in Poole

Lifeboats News Release

Congratulations to three of our newest lifeboat crew members who have recently completed a programme of training approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Outside the RNLI College in Pool

RNLI/LMatthew Bray

Mel Corden-Lloyd, James Thirlaway-Price & Matthew Bray
Mel Corden-Lloyd, James Thirlaway-Price and Matthew Bray attended the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset where each achieved their Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

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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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