RNLI 200 Anniversary: Newhaven Lifeboat Highlight Rescue

Left to right: Nick Gentry, Roger Cohen MBE, Gary Marsh

On the week the RNLI mark’s the 200th anniversary of the lifesaving organisation – the special work of the Newhaven Lifeboat crew is being highlighted.

There’s been a lifeboat station in Newhaven since 1854, covering Beachy Head to Brighton.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain’s Reporter Nick Dixon, sea survivor Martin was interviewed with Nick Gentry an RNLI volunteer who saved him 30-years ago in the sea near Newhaven. Martin said he would have had just half his life if it wasn’t for the team in Newhaven who saved him from the cold waters.

On Monday, Newhaven Lifeboat volunteers attended a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey commemorating the RNLI’s 200th Anniversary.

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