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Humber Rescue gets new lifeboat

Humber Rescue has unveiled its new £72,000 state-of-the-art lifeboat.

It is the fourth lifeboat for the service, which was founded 21 years ago and has since carried out 1,500 missions, saving dozens of lives.

An unveiling ceremony took place at the charity's boathouse on Hessle Foreshore earlier.

The boat has been named the Hilary P Berriff, in recognition of the "sleepless nights" suffered by Humber Rescue founder Paul Berriff's wife.

Mr Berriff said: "Our first 'big' boat was housed in the garden of our house for four years prior to the boathouse being built.

"In recognition of my wife's tolerance when the boat was launched and returned, especially during nighttime hours, the crew decided to name the boat after her."

Humber Rescue also rescues people whose homes have been flooded.

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