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Harwich RNLI crew member becomes a finalist in the Tendring Youth Awards

Lifeboats News Release

Josh serves as a volunteer for the RNLI Harwich Lifeboat Station. With a deep-rooted passion for sailing and a desire to follow in his father's footsteps, Josh embarked on his volunteer journey as a Shore Crew member approximately two years ago.

Father and Son aboard the Harwich ALB


Father and Son aboard the Harwich ALB

Despite being one of the youngest members at the station, at just 17 years old, he advanced to become a crewman, actively participating in inshore and offshore lifeboat operations.

The Tendring Youth Awards are dedicated to fostering a positive perception of young individuals. Their primary objective is to shine a spotlight on and celebrate the achievements of young people and their dedicated contributions to the Tendring community and its surroundings.

Josh's commitment knows no bounds, as he remains on call 24 hours a day, 365- days-a-year, all while pursuing an apprenticeship. He has been involved in numerous emergency service callouts, diligently completing all required training and even contributing to fundraising efforts for the RNLI.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information, please contact Adam Prescott, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]


Josh with his award at the event

Key facts about the RNLI

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.