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Fishermen who lost arm backs new RNLI campaign

Wed, 20 Jan 2016

Jamie Griffin
Jamie Griffin

A former Manx fisherman who lost his arm at sea after becoming tangled in a winch is backing a new safety campaign run by the RNLI.

Peel man Jamie Griffin's story is featured in a video which urges skippers, and vessel owners, to apply for funding to replace dangerous deck machinery.

Lifeboats have rescued 46 people from fishing related incidents in Manx waters since 2011.

Jamie says the accident in 2013 has been life changing:

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