1905: Aldeburgh’s Lifeboat Hero

It was to Coxswain Cable and two others that the governing body of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution entrusted some years ago the very responsible duty of selecting the best type of boat for service during the 17 year he has been coxswain of the Aldeburgh lifeboat, having taken part in saving 300 lives from shipwrecks. This total was reached on Whit-Monday, when, during the regatta, Cable saved four men who were capsized from one of the sailing boats taking part in the racing. The Mayor, appreciating his prompt action, made a presentation to Cable, who already possessed a medal with two clasps from the National Lifeboat Institution, another from the King of Sweden, and a third from the Royal Humane Society, whose parchment he also holds. His other presentations include a watch from the German Emperor.

Framlingham Weekly News, 12 August 1905

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