Clovelly RNLI lifeboatman Edward Braund is stepping down as the Lifeboat Operations Manager after seven years of voluntary work at the lifeboat house. Lifeboat inspector Simon Pryce and the lifeboat crew presented him with an engraved wine decanter in rec

Clovelly RNLI lifeboatman Edward Braund is stepping down as the Lifeboat Operations Manager after seven years of voluntary work at the lifeboat house.Lifeboat inspector Simon Pryce and the lifeboat crew presented him with an engraved wine decanter in recognition of his service.Edward first joined the lifeboat service in 1976 at the of 18, then living on board the 70-foot Clyde class lifeboat moored off Clovelly, and spent 10 years as a crewman.Lifeboat spokesman Dan Garnett said: "I am pleased Edward's friendly face will, however, still be around the boathouse, helping behind the scenes."Nigel Eveleigh, the present lifeboat mechanic, is taking over as the new Lifeboat Operations Manager.