Coastguards honoured for service

HM Coastguard Evening Eastbourne SUS-150421-103036001
HM Coastguard Evening Eastbourne SUS-150421-103036001

Two leading lights in the Eastbourne Coastguard rescue team have been honoured for their dedication and service in the rescue and recovery of thousands of people.

Steve Dann, the coastguard station manager, received a 20-year service medal and colleague Stuart McNab was recognised for his commitment to the service.

Stuart, who lives in Willingdon and was awarded an MBE, stepped down as station manager last year but remains a volunteer coastguard. Chief coastguards said, “Stuart is a committed, compassionate and a highly capable professional with a proven track record of cliff rescue and recovery in difficult and emotionally challenging circumstances.”

Steve Dann (pictured) was also praised for his commitment in the voluntary role.

A reception and presentation ceremony was held for the two men, family, friends and coastguard supporters at the Pier Hotel. Among the guests was former Eastbourne coastguard Garry Russell.

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