Lifeboat team has new chief

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:34 10 June 2010

Martin Taylor from Topsham has become the new chairman for Exmouth Lifeboat Management Group (LMG), taking over from Andrew McAusland who served for three years.

Martin Taylor from Topsham has become the new chairman for Exmouth Lifeboat Management Group (LMG), taking over from Andrew McAusland who served for three years.

The RNLI Lifeboat Management Group oversees the smooth running of the RNLI Lifeboat Station. They meet on a regular basis, receive reports from group members responsible for various aspects of the organisation of the station, and generally ensure that the station is being run efficiently and effectively.

A keen sailor himself, Martin has seen, first hand, the work that the RNLI volunteer crews do when his boat, a 27ft Cutlass named LADY 'C' was holed near Maer rocks in the early 70s and he had to call for their assistance. Swift action by the crew of the inshore lifeboat brought a positive result in rescuing the crew and saving the boat.

Martin has been working as the Topsham representative for the Boathouse Appeal where, in the past three years, all money raised by the Topsham Guild has been put forward for the Exmouth boathouse appeal.

Kevin Riley, Lifeboat Operations Manager said: "The Operations side of Exmouth Lifeboat Station are really pleased to see Martin Taylor appointed and also wish to pass on our thanks to Andrew McAusland for the time and effort he put in as a volunteer chairman; he did a sterling job."

Martin Taylor commented; " I am looking forward to taking on this role and helping with the running of one of the South West's busiest lifeboat stations.

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