Exmouth sea service pays tribute to rescuers

A sea service paying tribute to rescuers was held at Exmouth’s RNLI boathouse on Sunday.

Reverend Stephen Langford said it had been a ‘privilege’ to take the service, honoring those who were willing to put themselves at risk, saving others.

He said: “I have a huge amount of respect for the RNLI. My father was a volunteer coastguard and we lived in the coastguard cottages just outside Abbotsbury where I was brought up on the heroic stories of those who had saved lives at sea.

“As an adult, I was Baptist minister at one of Orkneys North Islands and I learnt that no matter what the weather the RNLI will always come for you in an emergency.”

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