Peter’s Olympic role

Lifeboat crew member Peter Jones
Lifeboat crew member Peter Jones

A MEMBER of Bridlington lifeboat crew is taking part in the 2012 Olympics - but he isn’t expecting to win any medals.

Peter Jones 40, has been chosen to crew an RNLI safety boat during the Olympic sailing events, to be held at Weymouth.

Peter, of St John’s Walk, Bridlington, where he lives with his wife Sharran and their four children is in Weymouth attending a pre-Olympic sailing trial.

Along with other crewmen selected from lifeboat stations around the British Isles, Peter will be ready to go to the aid of any sailors who find themselves in difficulties during this Olympic qualification event.

The RNLI boats will be there if help is needed by the competitors and will also be on call for any search and rescue situation that may arise in the area.

An RNLI spokesman said: “Our crews are well trained for this type of event and will be on hand to help, with not only the Olympic competitors but with the hundreds of sailing spectators expected in the area from home and abroad next year”.