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Tynemouth RNLI's Deputy Coxswain Mark Taylor to feature on 200 voices podcast

Lifeboats News Release

Tynemouth RNLI's Deputy Coxswain, Mark Taylor is to feature on the charity's new podcast, 200 voices on Sunday 5 November recounting his time as a navigator on the furthest shout on record.

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Mark talks about his time as a navigator on the furthest shout the RNLI has ever undertaken and the trials of finding a fishing boat that far out.

In the gripping recount of the rescue, which took place in June 2015, Mark explains everything that went on before and during the extensive rescue.

Mark, an artist based on the North Shields Fish Quay also takes inspiration from his time on the lifeboat in his artwork, which he recounts in the podcast.

Mark's father, Dallas Taylor was also a successful artist and lifeboat crew at Blyth. Mark goes into detail about what it was like being the son of a lifeboatman.

Episode number 80 of the podcast which features Mark, will be on all streaming services on the 5 November, and can be listened to on the RNLI website.

Notes to editor

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) 200 Voices podcast launched on Friday18 August 2023 and, in the run-up to the charity’s bicentenary on 4 March 2024, an episode will be released every day for 200 days, exploring captivating stories from the charity’s history, through to the current day.

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For more information please telephone James Waters, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791886324 or [email protected] or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer on 07824518641 or [email protected] or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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A piece Mark completed of Tynemouth's Severn class, Spirit of Northumberland

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