RNLI crewman helps flood victims

Adrian Trower who has been helping victims of flooding in Cumbria and Scotland

Adrian Trower who has been helping victims of flooding in Cumbria and Scotland

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A Bridlington lifeboat crewman has been aiding victims of flooding within Cumbria and Scotland.

RNLI flood rescue team member Adrian Trower has been responding following the widescale flooding in the UK in December.

His first call was to Penrith in Cumbria where the fire station was being used as a flood rescue centre for the area.

From there he was sent to Cockermouth before his team were then requested to go to Ayr in Scotland after a bus with 10 adults and two children on board had been caught in the rising floods.

Police, fire fighters, Coastguards and the RNLI had all been called in the wake of storm Frank which battered Britain and a Sea King helicopter was able to rescue those on the bus.

Adrian was then called to a caravan site positioned between two rivers that had burst their banks. Acting as team leader, Adrian and his crew searched the site and were able to bring four people to safety.

Adrian, who was also involved in the crew that recovered a man off the coast of Bridlington on Christmas Day, was stood down from his flood duties on New Year’s Eve.