A VOLUNTEER for one of East Anglia’s most active search and rescue teams has carried out a special channel crossing for charity.
Andrew Noakes, 40, a civilian who has worked at RAF Mildenhall for 23 years, travelled the equivalent of the Dover to Calais crossing on a rowing machine for Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue.
Andrew said the toughest part of the 34km ‘crossing’, was dealing with cramp - and certain areas going numb.
“There was a bit of fidgeting around in the seat and placing of towels, but the worst part was getting cramp a few kilometres in and having to carry on,” he said.
Andrew raised more than £800 for the search and rescue service with the stunt.
The distance took him just over three hours to complete - at least two hours longer than the conventional ferry crossing.