Crew Member - Phil Boyd

Lifeboat crews are mostly volunteers, who come from all walks of life, and give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues and save lives at sea on the lifeboats. They respond at a moment's notice, no matter where they are or what they are doing when the pager goes off. Crews are regularly called away from their families, their beds and their work, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Name: Phil "Boyd" Boyd
RNLI Role: Crew
Year Joined: 2004
Occupation: Chef
First Shout: Call to missing windsurfer around island, picked him up and dropped him off on main beach.
Memorable Shout: Searching for overdue windsurfer in the bay. Searched for several hours in heavy seas and gale force wind. The search continued into the darkness which was my first time on the boat at night. Search covered from old lifeboat station to Gimblet Rock.
Hobbies: Surfing, Mountain Biking, Football, Photography.
Likes: Food, Beer
Dislikes: Jet Skis