Lyme Regis RNLI volunteer helped to save 47 lives

PUBLISHED: 08:58 26 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:15 29 September 2016

Lifeboat award winners  (l to r) Mark Ellis, Lifeboat Operations Manager Nick Marks, Jedd Whittington. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN.

Lifeboat award winners (l to r) Mark Ellis, Lifeboat Operations Manager Nick Marks, Jedd Whittington. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN.

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Three former volunteers with the RNLI lifeboat in Lyme Regis and one new recruit received awards at the crew's end of season party on Saturday (September 24).

Lifeboat award winners  (l to r) Martin Croad, John Dover. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN.Lifeboat award winners (l to r) Martin Croad, John Dover. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN.

Former helm Martin Croad, who served for 15 years, was presented with the RNLI’s framed certificate on vellum.

He was credited with helping to save 47 lives during his service.

Jedd Whittington received a letter of thanks for his five years’ service and John Dover, who was a deputy launching authority and is now chairman of the local group which manages the lifeboat, also received a letter of thanks.

A new recruit to the crew, Mark Ellis, was presented with his emergency pager.

The presentations were made by lifeboat operations manager Nick Marks.

More than 100 crew members, family and friends attended the party at the Lyme Regis Powerboat Club.

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