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Robert Patrick Tyser

Picture of Robert Patrick Tyser.

Robert Patrick Tyser was a naval man, and never happier than when he was in his boat on the beautiful sea, Loch Hourn. On many occasions I was lucky enough to be with him and his wife, Rosemary, out in the boat catching fish for supper.

This picture was created by his daughter, Laura, after Robert had spotted two elderly gentlemen clearly in trouble out on the Loch. Robert rushed home to Arnisdale, got his boat out and set off to rescue them. Charlie and Willie were greatly relieved to see him bouncing over the waves towards them. Their engine had caught fire, and their friendship was being pushed to the limit, with no hope of getting back without Robert's help.

A man of great character, with a sense of humour and fun that will live on with all who knew him. A keen and skilled sportsman, he had a vast knowledge of the country and country life, and one of the kindest men I have known.

The RNLI was very close to his heart, and he supported it all his life.

Added by: Julia Lanesborough on 31 July 2007.

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