Adam follows proud family tradition
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.