Skipper Alan Birkett set out on an overnight fishing trip to the Isle of Man with his son and a friend. But when they fell violently ill, their getaway turned into a rescue mission involving a ferry, a helicopter and three lifeboats.
Shaunna Broderick can be seen on the BBC’s Saving Lives at Sea documentary talking about her family tradition with the RNLI. But, as the third generation to join the crew at Newquay, Shaunna had a frustrating wait to get out on her first shout.
Connor was spending his Sunday evening studying. The trainee crew member was at
Kinsale Lifeboat Station, working on an RNLI course, when he heard a message on
the radio – a 20m trawler had been forced onto rocks and was speaking with the