|Awards For Weymouth Crew|
The first crew member to be rewarded with a medal was Coxswain Fred Palmer in 1948; the next year he and Mechanic James McDermott were awarded medals.
Weymouth Lifeboats are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with a doctor if required, to go to the aid of those who find themselves in danger at sea. The Lifeboats work closley with the Coastguards and their helicopter as and when the need arises.
Since the Lifeboat station opened in 1869 Weymouth Lifeboats have launched some 1700 times and saved over 800 lives.