Four lifeboat crew have won bravery awards for rescuing two fishermen during a fierce storm in the Humber estuary.
The four crew members all received awards
Helmsman Gary Barlow of Cleethorpes lifeboat station won an RNLI silver medal for gallantry - given only for exceptional acts of courage and seamanship.
Three other crew members from Cleethorpes were given bronze medals.
The men were rescued from a trawler after its net got stuck in a propeller.
The rescue took place in a force 8 wind with heavy snow showers and reduced visibility on 26 February.
Mr Barlow managed to pass a towrope to the trawler Dollard in freezing conditions in 4m waves.
Crewmen Ian Sanderson and Tony Salters and Helmsman Shaun Sonley were given silver awards at a ceremony on Thursday along with Mr Barlow.
RNLI spokesman Michael Vlasto, said: "Helmsman Barlow demonstrated exemplary seamanship and boat-handling skills.
"He worked his lifeboat tirelessly to ensure the safety of his crew and demonstrated a cool head at all times."