Mystic Seaport to Hold Safety on Sea and Shore Weekend May 30-31

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First Responders Receive Free Admission and Family Discount

Mystic, Conn. (May 21, 2015) — Mystic Seaport’s Safety on Sea and Shore Weekend honors the work of present-day emergency personnel, while also celebrating the people, methods, and vehicles involved in maritime rescues during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Bravery Award from RSPCA to New Brighton lifeboat crew

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Primary photo of RNLI team
Back L to R – Tim Weare, Matt Gill
Front L to R – Head Launcher and tractor driver Ian Warburton, DLA Graham Lowe, Senior Helmsman Dave Lowe, Helmsman Paul Mountford

Several weeks later New Brighton lifeboat crew rescued a Golden Retriever Martha with a happy ending see News Release – this also involved 3 of the crew from the above rescue:
Date: 18/05/2015
Author: Bob Warwick

A team from New Brighton lifeboat station received the prestigious RSPCA Bronze Gallantry medal awarded by the animal charity for putting their lives on the line during the rescue of a dog in dangerous seas in the River Mersey in February.

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RNLI New Brighton Rescue

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Crew Photograph: Back L to R: Dave Lowe Senior Helmsman, Lee Arnall, Tim Weare, Matt Fossett, Matt Gill Front: Tractor Driver Mike Jones

Date: 14/05/2015
Author: Bob Warwick

Two people with their dog were rescued by New Brighton lifeboat crew after they had been cut off by the incoming tide on the beach on the Harrison Drive side of the breakwater past New Brighton’s well know Clown statue.

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First lives saved on Exmouth Shannon meet donor and crew

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(Foreground L to R) Richard Smith, Jared Colclough and Dan Morton (right) thank Annette Richardson, niece of Joan Welburn who left a generous legacy to provide the Institution with a Shannon class lifeboat in Lyme Bay.

Photo: (credit RNLI/Simon Culliford)

Young men who had been plucked from the water by crew volunteers after their power boat started sinking, attended the naming ceremony of the lifeboat that helped rescue them, on 9 May at Exmouth lifeboat station.

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