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.

"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.

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.

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