Peter May’s dedication to Marine Rescue NSW and the boating public has made him a valued member of the state’s emergency services.
He has therefore been recognised for his efforts with the Emergency Services Medal.
The Albion Park Rail resident has been actively involved with Marine Rescue NSW at Shellharbour, and its predecessor, the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association, for more than 24 years.
Mr May has saved many lives on water through his own operational skill and experience garnered from his long dedicated service.
“I’m very honoured and humbled,” the 62-year-old told the Mercury.
“I don’t do what I do for pats on the back.
“The best thing over the 25 years is probably the people I’ve met and the people I work with, as well as some of the out of the ordinary things that have happened over those 25 years.”