The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has opened a box containing a bottle of 100-year-old brandy, a gift left in a Will to the charity which has been kept locked away for 24 years.
Abersoch RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, The Margaret Bench of Solihull, was launched at 11.42 pm on Wednesday, July 23 after a red flare had been seen in Porth Ceiriad, 2 miles south of Abersoch.
Kirkcudbright Lifeboat held their Open Day on Sunday 27th July, 2014. Despite the weather many people enjoyed the rescue demonstrations by the crew of the Atlantic 85 “The Sheila Stenhouse”.
Kippford RNLI volunteer crew went to the aid of two swimmers who had got into difficulties near Almorness point.
Tenby inshore lifeboat launched at 2.20pm on Monday 28 July to go to the aid of a sailing dinghy which had capsized in the north Bay.
The volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew of Rhyl have had a busy few days and this continued on Monday 28 July with an inshore lifeboat rescue.
Hartlepool RNLI’s all weather lifeboat, Betty Huntbatch, was tasked by HM Humber Coastguard to attend 3 separate incidents on the evening of Monday 28 July 2014.
A special Ecumenical Service will be held at Knock Shrine in county Mayo next weekend to mark the 190th anniversary of the RNLI.
Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat B-842 ‘Hello Herbie’ launched on service to go to the assistance of a broken down speedboat, 2 miles south of Rye Harbour entrance, on Saturday 26 July
Author of the best-selling Little Book of Cornwall, Emma Mansfield, launches her new book, The Little Book of Surfing this week. £1 from every copy sold will go towards the work of the RNLI lifeguards, who patrol over 200 of the UK’s beaches.
Oban lifeboat, the Mora Edith Macdonald, was tasked by Stornoway Coastguard on Sunday 27 July to attend the 33ft. yacht Braw Lass aground on rocks in Cuan Sound.
Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers responded to four emergency calls over the weekend (25-27 July) to assist swimmers, an injured coasteerer and people cut-off by the tide along the North Cornish coast between Newquay and Bedruthan Steps.
Alderney’s lifeboat Roy Barker I launched shortly after 3pm this afternoon (Monday 28 July) to help a yachtsman in need of medical attention.
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 two consecutive days.
RNLI lifeguards in north Cornwall had a busy weekend (26-27 July) dealing with many incidents across the several RNLI lifeguarded beaches.
As huge crowds lined the beach and promenade this weekend for the third annual Cleethorpes Airshow, Cleethorpes RNLI lifeboat made two emergency launches and saved the lives of three people on Saturday and Sunday.
Shortly before 5pm on Sunday, 27th July 2014, HM Coastguard requested the launch of Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat to assist a speedboat suffering from engine failure between Penychain Head and Criccieth.
Tenby inshore lifeboat was launched at 5:46pm following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a swimmer appeared to be in difficulty in a rip off Tenby's Castle Beach.
Escorting giants in the Mersey, a ceremony to scatter ashes, rescue 10 fisherman in 3 incidents with 5 engine failures, socialising with a dalek, crew being towed by Lilliputian tugs, all in a Sundays work at New Brighton lifeboat station.
A male kayaker was brought ashore by Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat yesterday (Sunday 27 July) after getting into difficulties off the resort's Little Orme headland.
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