Adam fol­lows proud fam­ily tra­di­tion

Herald Express - - News -

VOL­UN­TEER lifeboat crew mem­ber Adam Fowler is proudly fol­low­ing in his dad’s foot­steps by pass­ing out as a deputy coxswain for Tor­bay lifeboat.

Adam, who has been vol­un­teer­ing with the RNLI Tor­bay crew for around eight years, suc­cess­fully passed out as deputy coxswain last week fol­low­ing months of hard work and in­ten­sive train­ing.

He now joins deputy coxswains Roger Good, John Heale and James Hoare on the Tor­bay crew, all qual­i­fied to take charge of the bay’s pow­er­ful all-weather lifeboat dur­ing search and res­cue op­er­a­tions.

Adam, whose day job is skip­per of a mus­sel farm boat work­ing be­tween Brix­ham and Sid­mouth, has been un­der­go­ing the in­ten­sive train­ing re­quired to take com­mand of the Sev­ern class lifeboat.

Be­fore he will take charge of the lifeboat on a real life res­cue and put all his newly learned skills into prac­tice.

Adam lives in Brix­ham and comes from a lifeboat­ing fam­ily.

Dad Richard is se­cond coxswain of the Tor­bay lifeboat, and younger brother Ben is a new vol­un­teer crew mem­ber.

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