Have you got what it takes to crew Gorleston’s Broads rescue boat?

The 2015 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival.
RNLI Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat.
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The 2015 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival. RNLI Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

A busy lifeboat station is looking to recruit a dedicated new crew for its Broads rescue boat.

The Kingfisher will be based at Gorleston in the former coastguard unit ready to respond to incidents along the region's scenic waterways.

The station, which already has two boats, is looking to enlist a six or seven-strong team.

A spokesman for Great Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLI station said that although a previous recruitment drive had been successful, those volunteers had since graduated to working on the larger boats following a spate of retirements and promotions.

The Kingfisher, an Arancia class boat, is a two man inflatable that needs a crew and driver for the truck that is used to tow the boat to launch sites.


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No previous experience is necessary as comprehensive RNLI training will be given but successful candidates need to be between the ages of 17-55, living in Gorleston or the immediate surrounding villages, and be medically fit.

If interested please contact the station through its Facebook page or email rnligorlestonpo@outlook.com.

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