Stephen has been a coastguard for 33 years and was awarded the MBE
Just a mile away from Durdle Door - one of Dorset's most iconic spots - the volunteers at Lulworth coastguard station help to save many lives.
They are ready to respond to calls around the clock, and they never know quite what they could face.
Deputy station officer Stephen Pack said: "We get about 40 calls a year here, but our calls are often unusual."
One was on Sunday when a 75-year-old man jumped - or "tombstoned" - 30ft (10.5m) off Durdle Door into the sea.
The man, who was taken to hospital but later discharged, suffered injuries to his stomach.
Stephen said: "It was very unusual to find someone of 75. The chap was very fit but I would have thought he might have reconsidered what he was doing.
The 75-year-old man jumped 30ft (10.5m) from Durdle Door
"He was very lucky not to be more seriously hurt.
"Jumping from that height into the sea can be like hitting concrete.
"Also you don't know what's underneath the surface. Here at the Door the seabed is very rocky.
"You also have to consider the tides - you could jump in and could just hit the bottom.
"I wouldn't take the risk and I wish others wouldn't but we're not there to pass judgement. We're called because someone has been injured."
Stephen has been a coastguard at Lulworth for 33 years.
He joined when he was 18 and it is something he enjoys doing, fitting his part-time voluntary coastguard commitments around a full-time job based in Bovington.
"If you respect the sea, the sea will respect you," said Stephen
He said: "I think [what I get out of it] is helping other people when they're in a situation that they don't expect to be in."
The worse situation he and his colleagues had to face was when two local teenagers, Charlie Morrell and Matthew Myburgh, drowned in November 2005.
He said: "They were friends of my children, and we'd only been with the lads about three quarters of an hour before they disappeared.
"We spent days looking for them and unfortunately they turned up on the beach about a week later."
Stephen and the team manage to save many more people than they lose.
He said: "We've had many calls for cliff rescues for people who are overdue and have become lost while walking, we also get calls to rescue dogs occasionally."
"We can't stop people but we advise them not to," said Stephen
Stephen was recently awarded an MBE for his work with the coastguard, and he says he is expecting a letter from the Queen anytime, with an invitation to the award ceremony.
The station at Lulworth looks after an area of coast from Worbarrow Bay, east of Lulworth along to near Ringstead Bay, and is co-ordinated by the Portland-based main coastguard.
As the main part of the summer approaches, and the camp sites around Lulworth fill up with tourists, Stephen says the message from the coastguard is simple.
"Be careful - a lot of people may come to the seaside who haven't been here before.
"I always think if you treat the sea with respect it will treat you with respect."