Tributes have been paid to the Gordon Sinclair, Station Officer of the Herne Bay CRT, who collapsed during a training session and, despite huge efforts from his colleagues and the Ambulance Service, sadly passed away.
A post shared on social media said:
‘It is with great sadness to announce that Gordon Sinclair, the Station Officer at Herne Bay Coastguard, has passed away.
‘Gordon was a dedicated Search & Rescue Volunteer who provided inspirational leadership to his team.
‘He was highly respected both by his colleague and within the community for his invaluable contribution to the Coastguard Service during the past 20 years.
‘Gordon followed in his father’s footsteps when he joined the Herne Bay team and was due to recieve his long service Coastguard award.
‘He was a family man who leaves behind his wife and 2 children.
‘Gordon will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and will be a great loss to the Coastguard service.’
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