LIFEBOAT volunteers in Hoylake have been honoured for their dedication to saving lives at sea.
Long-serving crew members David Dodd MBE and Geoff Ormrod, both former coxswains of Hoylake Lifeboat, were awarded the RNLI’s 40-year bar.
Mr Dodd is currently head launcher while Mr Ormrod is shore crew.
Deputy Second Coxswain Steve Armitage and David Whiteley, current coxswain of Hoylake Lifeboat, were awarded the 30-year bar.
All four already hold the RNLI’s badge marking 20 years service.
John Curry, lifeboat operations manager, said: “The Hoylake station is very proud of its history of saving lives at sea and all four men are no exception.
“They are all dedicated lifeboat men and, despite the hardships, have found their roles of lifeboat crewmen to be both rewarding and not without times of great pleasure and fun within the camaraderie of the lifeboat service at Hoylake.”