Volunteers for Her Majesty’s Coastguard in Mablethorpe, Skegness and Donna Nook have been awarded Platinum Jubilee medals for their dedicated year-long service dealing with seaside incidents.
A ceremony took place on Friday, June 17 at the Conservative Club in Mablethorpe to honour the volunteers at the coastguard, with medals handed over by Louth & Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins.
Alongside the presentation was a special medal for Mablethorpe Station Officer Kevin Corner, who has served for 20 years at the coastguard as a mainstay for the team.
The volunteers of Donna Nook, Skegness and Mablethorpe, much like all coastguards across the country, are on call 24/7, 365 days a year – attending and co-ordinating a wide range of incidents.
These can be as severe as searching for missing people, rescues from the water and dealing with casualty care between emergency service visits.