Almost 300 years of helping

Marine Rescue Central Coast recognises volunteers

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HAPPY SAILING: 50 members of Marine Rescue Central Coast were presented with medals for long service.

HAPPY SAILING: 50 members of Marine Rescue Central Coast were presented with medals for long service.

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Nearly 300 years of volunteer service by its members have been recognised by Marine Rescue Central Coast.

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Nearly 300 years of volunteer service by its members have been recognised by Marine Rescue Central Coast.

An awards evening was held for members gaining their Marine Rescue NSW Long Service Award and National Medals, attended by about 50 members from the Point Clare based Central Coast headquarters.

In total, 295 years of volunteer service were celebrated.

One member, Sherwin Hensby, of Yattalunga, has volunteered with Marine Rescue and other Central Coast emergency services for more than 45 years.

Other members recognised included Norm Smith, of Ettalong Beach, for 40 years of service, Phil Page, of Aberglasslyn, with 30 years and Harry Scales, of Somersby, with 25 years.

HONOURED: Sherwin Hensby, with Terrigal State Liberal MP Adam Crouch, has volunteered with Marine Rescue and other Central Coast emergency services for more than 45 years.

HONOURED: Sherwin Hensby, with Terrigal State Liberal MP Adam Crouch, has volunteered with Marine Rescue and other Central Coast emergency services for more than 45 years.

The Awards evening was attended by Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Alex Barrell, Zone Commander Central Darren Schott and Zone District Operations Manager Steve Raymond, together with local politicians Adam Crouch and Liesl Tesch.

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