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Dunbar lifeboat’s newest recruit, 17 year old Kieran Fairbairn, is Scotland’s youngest lifeboat crew member. Kieran, the son of Dunbar Lifeboat coxswain Gary Fairbairn, attends Dunbar Grammar School and is now on call for any life-saving emergencies – he can happily drop lessons! Kieran is in his final year at school but he might have to put his school work on hold should the pagers go off while he’s in class.

 

 

Dad, Gary Fairbairn says that when it comes to his son there will be no favouritism. He said: “Nothing will change. Whatever the shout and whatever the emergency I have to pick the best crew available for the job in hand. Gary added: “My daughter Jodi, who’s 14 just now, is also desperate to join!”

photo credit Nick Mailer.

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