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Salcombe RNLI congratulates its youngest ever Lifeboat Helm

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Salcombe RNLI congratulates its youngest ever Lifeboat Helm

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George 'Chad' Yeoman, 20, has become Salcombe RNLI's youngest ever Lifeboat Helm.

George, who is known as Chad by the crew, passed out as the youngest ever Lifeboat Helm in Salcombe on Wednesday, 2 June. 

A spokesperson for Salcombe RNLI said: "At 16, George was often to be found visiting the lifeboat station where his dad was once a crew member. On the day George turned 17 he signed up and became a member of the crew in training.

"The role of Helm is an important and responsible role, [which involves] often having to make life or death decisions in horrendous conditions and comes after many hours of training. In three years, George has rarely missed a shout and, just as importantly, is always to be found at exercise evenings.

"Chad, (sorry couldn’t resist it) would be the first to thank all the Salcombe crew for their encouragement and support through-out and who have guided him through the process.

"George an amazing goal at just 20 and passed with flying colours! Congratulations."

What an incredible achievement, congratulations to George from everyone here at SouthHams.com too! We are so lucky to have our local RNLI and Coastguard crews, most of whom are volunteers and keep us and our visitors safe all year round and in all weathers. 

Photo of George Yeoman credit Salcombe RNLI 

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