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Could you crew a lifeboat?

A shout's going out in the south of the Island for new volunteers to join the Port Erin lifeboat crew.

There's been an open afternoon today at the RNLI boathouse in the village today for those who want to find out more.

The only requirements for volunteers is to live locally, be in good health and have a keen interest in the role.

Regular training sessions are held to ensure all crew members keep their skills topped-up.

Last year Port Erin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was called out just ten times.

Volunteer crew member Andrew Buchan says more recruits are needed but no previous experience is necessary: 

 

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