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Briefing: A sad day at Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday afternoon 28th July we were informed of the sad news that our former Lifeboat Operations Manager and on-going supporter of the station Martin Cox had passed away.

a snap of Martin Cox adjacent to Atlantic 75 lifeboat Staines Whitfield taken in October 2005.

RNLI/Mike Lang

A snap of Martin Cox adjacent to Atlantic 75 lifeboat Staines Whitfield taken in October 2005.

Martin was instrumental in successfully bringing the RNLI back to Burnham-on-Sea and served as our initial Operations Manager from July 2003 to December 2007 at which point he handed over the reins.

Martin continued to stay close friends with a number of the crew and management team at the station and remained in close contact with the current Operations Manager to see how things were going.

Martin will remain in our thoughts for many years to come and our deepest condolences and sympathy go to his family from all at Burnham Lifeboat Station.

Notes for editors

Image with this short briefing shows a snap of Martin Cox adjacent to Atlantic 75 lifeboat Staines Whitfield taken in October 2005.

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For more information about this release please telephone Mike Lang, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07889 815860 or email mike.lang@btinternet.com,

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Alternatively, telephone Amy Caldwell RNLI Public Relations Manager (South)

Tel 07920 818 807, Amy_Caldwell@rnli.org.uk , or Emma Haines Press Officer; 07786 668847 emma_haines@rnli.org.uk




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