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Wells Lifeboat

Lifeboat Crew

Nicky King

Nicky King
Coxswain
Mechanic
 

Mark Frary

Mark Frary
Second Coxswain
Senior ILB Helmsman
 

Martin Emerson

Martin Emerson
Deputy Second Coxswain
ILB Helmsman
Mechanic

Fred Whitaker

Fred Whitaker
ALB Crew

Kevin Parr

Kevin Parr
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Max Phillips

Max Phillips
ALB Navigator

Darren Eaglen

Darren Eaglen
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts
ALB Crew
Mechanic
 

James Betteridge

James Betteridge
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Ross Fulford

Ross Fulford
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Jim Heasman

Jim Heasman
ALB Crew
ILB Helmsman
 

Nathan Hart

Nathan Hart
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Harmen Brouwer

Harmen Brouwer
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Angel Eaglen

Angel Eaglen
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Martin Few

Martin Few
ALB Crew

James Parr

James Parr
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Regan Smith

Regan Smith
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Ed Burton

Ed Burton
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Simon Parkes

Simon Parkes
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Mandy Humphreys

Mandy Humphreys
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Gary Yarham

Gary Yarham
ALB Crew
ILB Crew
 

Launchers and shore crew

Nicky Beck

Nicky Beck
Head Launcher

Ray West

Ray West
Head Launcher
Softrak Driver
Softrak Maintainer

Kent Cooper

Kent Cooper
Assistant Tractor Driver

Phil Eaglen

Phil Eaglen
Tractor Driver
Maintenance Mechanic
(Retd ALB crew)

Eric Hart

Eric Hart
Launcher

Paul Upton

Paul Upton
Launcher

Station Officers and other personnel

Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy
Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM)

Peter Rainsford

Peter Rainsford
Chairman
Deputy Launching Authority (DLA)
 

Greg Hewitt

Greg Hewitt
Deputy Launching Authorty (DLA)
Lifeboat Training Co-ordinator
(Retd ALB and ILB crew)

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Dr Gordon McAnsh
Lifeboat Medical Adviser (LMA)

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Neil Woodruff
Station Chaplain

Lorraine Cracknell

Lorraine Cracknell
Lifeboat Treasurer

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Adrian Underwood
Deputy Press Officer

Dr Charles Ebrill

Dr Charles Ebrill
Events Assistant
(rtrd LMA)
 

Boathouse Build

New boathouse build

Work has started on our new boathouse! See news story below for more information or view photo gallery.

The new building will will take around 18 months to complete with work preparing the foundations and piling for the building and ramp scheduled to take place from September 2020 to May 2021.

The building is required to house our forthcoming new Shannon-class lifeboat which was funded in part with a station appeal for £250,000 in 2014-15 and also by the Civil Service charity The Lifeboat Fund with its 150th Anniversary Appeal. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated, fund-raised, helped and supported us both locally and across the UK and even further afield. Your contribution is appreciated and will help to save lives and keep our volunteeer crews safe in the years to come. Read more about the station appeal

COVID-19 restrictions

Wells lifeboats and the lifeboat crew remain operational and ready to launch if needed during the coronavirus outbreak. Training and exercises have been suspended but as of August are being gradually reintroduced.

All public visits to the lifeboat station are cancelled. Please do not enter the boathouse except by prior arrangement.

All our usual public and fund-raising events and activities over the Summer have had to be cancelled, including our annual lifeboat service and our open day and open evenings. We're sorry not to be able to meet and chat with you as we usually do and thank you for your support during these difficult times.

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