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).
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.
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.
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.
On Sunday at 10:30pm the Coastguard received information from a fisherman’s wife that he had not returned home after fishing on Worms Head. The fisherman’s wife had tried to contact her husband on his mobile phone but was unable to obtain a reply.
The Abersoch RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 4pm on Tuesday, July 22 to the aid of a broken down Seadoo jet boat.
Volunteers at Burry Port RNLI have had a very busy afternoon following 3 call outs in temperatures measuring 28 degrees to assist 11 persons who found themselves cut off by the tide.
As the RNLI prepared to launch its nationwide drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers were diverted away from their weekly training exercise on Wednesday evening to assist a stranded dinghy with two people on board.
The volunteer crew were paged at 7.55pm on Thursday evening (24 July) to a broken down speedboat with three people aboard.
Alderney RNLI's Trent class lifeboat launched at 8pm this evening (Thursday 24 July) and made best speed to reach the 50-ft converted fishing trawler Seafield which had a fire in the engine room and had lost steerage four miles north-west of the island.
It is with deep regret that Weymouth lifeboat station heard of the passing away of retired Coxswain Bob Runyard on Saturday 19 July 2014.
Penlee lifeboat crew's week has continued at a frantic pace. Following on from the three shouts in 12 hours, Tuesday 22 July saw another two shouts and a further shout on Wednesday.
Coastal fatality figures (1) released today (24 July) reveal 32 people accidentally lost their lives on the south west coast last year.
Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew member Graham keates was presented with his 30 year service medal at a ceremony held on Tuesday 22 July at the Sea Cadets Centre, Barrick Rd, Weymouth.
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