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Crew remembers proudest moments as lifeboat station marks 50th anniversary

The Burnham-on-Crouch lifeboat crew at a thanksgiving service. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

A lifeboat crew in Essex is marking 50 years of saving lives with a series of special events.

In the last year alone, the RNLI at Burnham-on-Crouch has rescued around 60 people from the water.

The town got its first lifeboat station in 1966 and has had more than 100 crew members.

A special thanksgiving ceremony at the local church gave local people a chance to say thank you - and crew members a chance to recall some of their proudest moments.

Lizzy Brown said one of her most memorable rescues involved a broken-down power boat.

Lizzy Brown. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

"The father, grandmother and a small child were on board. It was the look of fear on the grandmother's face when we came aside.

"She needed to get off that boat and I knew that our job was to get her to shore safely and ease that distress."

– Lizzy Brown, RNLI crew member.

Lucy Ward was once rescued by the lifeboat crew herself. That made her want to join them.

Lucy Ward. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

"When you are on a call out and you see the relief on people's faces, it makes it all worthwhile and you think you're really giving something back."

– Lucy Ward, RNLI crew member.

Watch ITV News Anglia's report below: