Lifeboatman's death shocks community
9:00am Saturday 12th May 2012 in News
The unexpected death of a Tenby lifeboatman on Sunday has shocked the community.
Paul ‘Edi’ Edmundson, a well-known and popular personality around the town and harbour, died in Cardiff on Sunday, where he had been working.
Mr Edmundson, who was 29, and a former pupil of Tenby’s Greenhill School, had formerly worked as a Caldey boatman and barman.
Tributes to him have been paid on social networking site Facebook, where he was described as ‘a genuine guy, loved by everyone’, and ‘a proper Tenby boy’.
Mr Edmunson had served as a volunteer lifeboatman aboard both Tenby’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats.
Said Phil Rees, RNLI Tenby Lifeboat operations manager: “We are very sad to hear that RNLI Tenby crew member Paul Edmundson has died.
“Although he had not long been on the crew, Paul was popular and well-respected. Our thoughts are with Paul’s family and friends at this difficult time.”