WEYMOUTH Lifeboat station has paid an emotional tributes to their friend and colleague Trevor Booker.

As previously repotred Mr Booker was tragically found dead aboard his boat.

His family yesterday paid tribute to the ‘kind, caring, wonderful’ man who they say was adored by everyone who met him'.

Crew members have also paid tribute.

A spokesman for the lifeboat station said: It is with deep sadness that Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station and the family of the station’s Deputy Second Coxswain Trevor Brooker pay tribute to Trevor who passed away suddenly on Sunday,  September 13, in tragic circumstances for the crews at the lifeboat station.

"Everyone at Weymouth RNLI is devastated at the loss of our friend.

"Trevor was a much loved and respected part of our family at the station and he will be greatly missed by everyone.

"Trevor was a professional local fisherman who owned and skippered a Weymouth fishing trawler.

"As a fisherman his seamanship and extensive knowledge of local waters proved invaluable on many a shout.

"He was a quiet man whose calming influence under the most challenging of conditions at sea could always be relied on.

"He became a volunteer crew member at Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station in 2002 and quickly became a volunteer Deputy Coxswain in 2003, a post that he continued to hold.

"He was well known, respected and liked by all in the harbour community and will be sadly missed.

"Our thoughts are with Trevor’s family and friends at this difficult time and the station are rallying together to offer their support as everyone comes to terms with his sudden loss."

Weymouth lifeboat Coxswain Andy Sargent added: "Trevor had been connected to the harbour since school days. He, as did several others of similar age, grew up around fishing in Weymouth.

"Joining the lifeboat in 2002, he was quickly promoted to Deputy Second Coxswain.

"Trevor's knowledge, experience and leadership, along with his quiet demeanour was a great asset to the crew at Weymouth.

"He will be sorely missed by all at the lifeboat station and our sincere condolences are extended to all Trevor's family and friends. "