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"Could you be a lifesaver?"

RNLI issues renewed call for recruits

"Could you be a lifesaver?"

The RNLI has issued a renewed call to arms for fresh recruits on the Isle of Man.

The charity is looking to fill a wide range of roles, including new volunteer lifeboat and shore crew, station management, fundraisers, press officers and shop volunteers.

And that's across five lifeboat stations - in Peel, Port Erin, Port St Mary, Douglas and Ramsey.

There are also two full-time vacancies - a mechanic is needed for Ramsey lifeboat station, while a resilience coxswain and mechanic is required to provide support to all the stations.

To find out more about the voluntary positions, click here - and for full-time positions, here.

Speaking as he launched the recruitment drive, the Island's area lifesaving manager, Chris Gaskin, said now was an exciting time to get involved with the RNLI, as the charity prepares to mark the 200th anniversary of its formation by Sir William Hillary, whose home was in Douglas, in 1824.

He said "we are excited by the prospect of having new people with fresh energy and skills to complement the time, dedication and commitment already being provided by our existing volunteers at all five of our stations."

"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."

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