Lifeboat Day in Redcar proved a huge success, despite the fundraising being interrupted by an emergency call to rescue four people trapped by the tide beneath cliffs at Saltburn.
Lifeboat crew at Ballycotton RNLI launched this afternoon (Saturday 26 July 2014) after the alarm was raised by a local ferry that a yacht with two people onboard had capsized 300 metres from Ballycotton Lighthouse off the Cork coast.
Both RNLI lifeboats launched at 1.40pm (Saturday 26 July) this afternoon after a small boat with four occupants sank eight miles north east of Wicklow harbour.
The volunteer crew of Walmer RNLI lifeboat were called to assist following reports of a person swimming out to sea at Sandown Castle.
At 10.55pm on Thursday 24 July St Bees RNLI relief lifeboat Eric C Guest was launched to go to the assistance of a 17 foot fishing boat.
Stephen Galea and colleagues raised £750 on behalf of Sellafield Community Fund for local causes.
The rescue of a 12-year-old girl and her big brother who were caught in a rip current off Ramsgate beach has prompted a school holiday safety message from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The present hot weather has resulted in a number of callouts for the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboats station. Most recently the lifeboat has been launched for rescues on 2 consecutive days.
The volunteer crew of Walmer RNLI lifeboat were called to assist a yacht and its skipper who had gotten into difficulty 1 mile east of ‘The Butts’ at Kingsdown.
A group of off-duty RNLI lifeguards put their medical training into action when they were called to help a teenage girl who was slipping in and out of consciousness on the beach with the tide rising.
Blyth Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat assists two kayakers in foggy conditions at the entrance to Blyth Harbour.
At 4pm yesterday RNLI New Brighton were advised that a person was stuck up to the chest in mud on the Crosby shore. In response our rescue hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit with a crew of four was launched and quickly crossed the Mersey estuary.
Following a report that four people spotted on the sandbanks off Llandudno's west shore had been marooned there by the fast-flooding tide, Llandudno's inshore lifeboat was called out at 6:45pm on Tuesday.
Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched after 4.15pm this afternoon (Thursday 24 July) to assist a vessel aground near Travelahawk beach, south of Wicklow harbour.
Lifeboat crew at Howth RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat this afternoon (Thursday 24 July) at 12.17pm following a call to the Coast Guard from a member of the public reporting that a boat with four people onboard was in trouble off Ireland's Eye.
A campaign alerting the public to the dangers of drowning is launched today (Thurs 24 July) by the RNLI following the deaths of 150 people around the Scottish coast.
RNLI lifeguards patrolling Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth beaches, and Newquay’s volunteer lifeboat crew, worked together this afternoon (24 July) to rescue two females who had been cut off by the tide.
Seven people have been rescued by RNLI lifeguards this afternoon as they were cut off by the tide whilst walking on Swansea Bay.
Coastal fatality figures1 released today (24 July) reveal 167 people lost their lives at the coast last year; the highest number in four years. The number of near-misses was even higher, with the RNLI’s UK lifeboat crews and lifeguards saving 368 lives2.
Coastal fatality figures released today (24 July) reveal 17 people accidentally lost their lives around the coast of Wales last year.
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