Lyme Regis lifeboat crew looking for new volunteers

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THE team at Lyme Regis lifeboat station are calling for new volunteers to help them save lives at sea.

In particular, the RNLI is looking for sea-going crew for Lyme’s inshore lifeboat, ‘Spirit of Loch Fyne’, based at the lifeboat station on the Cobb.

So far this year, the lifeboat crew has answered 28 calls for help.

The lifeboat normally has a crew of four at sea, and the station’s operations manager Nick Marks is now looking for additional volunteers to further enhance availability for emergency calls.

Sea-going crew members need to be on call for ‘shouts,’ should enjoy being a team player, have a good standard of general fitness and live or work within five minutes of the lifeboat station.

Nick Marks
Lyme Regis lifeboat operations manager Nick Marks

Lifeboat crew must be aged between 17  and 55. First class training is provided and the ability to learn new skills is important.

Mr Marks said: “Volunteering with us gives people the opportunity to make a real difference in their local community, to save lives and become part of the larger RNLI family.

“We can’t keep people safe without the support of our dedicated volunteers who truly make a difference every day no matter which role they are fulfilling.”

To find out more potential volunteers can go to www.rnli.org/volroles, contact the volunteering team on 01202 663346, or email volunteering@rnli.org.uk

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