Whitby RNLI bid farewell to crew member heading down under
Volunteer crew member Aden Welford joined the lifesaving charity in 2016.
Station manager Barry Brown said: ‘Aden was a hardworking and dedicated volunteer for the RNLI, he will be missed by his crew mates but we wish him every success over in Australia.’
Aden, a father of two, who works as a mechanical fitter for a mine said his most memorable shout during his time as a volunteer was a search for a missing diver which took place over night. He said: ‘although it wasn’t the outcome we had hoped for we knew we had done everything we could to try and find him.’
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