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Author(s): Chris Murray

Location(s): Stornoway

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Modern



This is the life story of Chris Murray from Stornoway. As a winchman on Search and Rescue helicopters, for 22 years he was involved in the rescue of many people from the seas and mountains around the north of Scotland and further afield. He details his exploits from his early days as a Royal Navy diver in the elite Faslane diving team, disabling explosive devices: as a civilian diver working offshore for various companies and finally 22 years as the winchman on a Sikorsky S61: frequently hanging from a wire in stormy seas and snowstorms, risking his life to aid fishing vessels in distress and on one memorable occasion, receiving the Queen’s Gallantry medal for the rescue of crewmen from the fishing vessel The Hansa. Includes 32 pages of high gloss photographs.

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A lifestyle that most of us will never get to experience, so it was really interesting to learn of the utterly different things that go on, all the rescue missions – Tom Dee –

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