Thief Steals Lifeboat Crew's Keys, Whiskey

Friday, February 11, 2000
Thief Steals Lifeboat Crew's Keys, Whiskey A British lifeboat crew was left high and dry after thieves stole the keys to their boat house and made off with the crew's whiskey. The theft at the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) station at Brighton Marina, southeast England left the rescue crew helpless for an hour until a spare key was found. Luckily there were no emergency calls while they waited. "Who'd break into a lifeboat station? We wouldn't have been able to access our boat," crew member Tony Parsons said. "They took our tea and biscuit fund collection, and they've stolen our whiskey, which is the worst thing," he added. The raid was not the Brighton station's first. In 1977 the lifeboat itself was taken and later found bobbing off the British coast.
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