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Andy and Andrea take RNLI /HMCG relations to another level.

Lifeboats News Release

The couple from Rhyl tied the knot at a secret ceremony, but made their wedding public after the day.

Andrea Keenan has been a volunteer with the Rhyl Coastguard team for the past 15 years.
After helping her to respond to 999 calls her new husband Andy joined the Rhyl RNLI volunteer crew.
Now both frequently help rescue people in difficulty off the North Wales coast.
The couple married at Rhyl recently, having brought forward the ceremony from August.
Andy, 43, a heating engineer, said: “It was getting a bit too manic so we brought it forward by a couple of months and only told our families and closest friends. “But it’s no secret any more.”
The couple finally agreed to a more formal photograph just before their official wedding celebrations this weekend.
Andrea was accompanied by colleagues fromn the volunteer coastguard team, and Andy also by members of the volunteer RNLI crew.
Coxswain Martin Jones of Rhyl lifeboat says "Both the Coastguards and the lifeboat crew are very proud of the happy couple, and wish Andrea and Andy all the best in their future life together".
The attached photos copyright Paul frost MBE, show the couple framed in the traditional manner outside Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station, with the coastguards and coast rescue vehicle to left, and the lifeboat crew and inshore lifeboat to the right.

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