Lifesavers and swimming experts from 14 African countries, united with the shared goal of saving lives from drowning, have travelled to Zanzibar where they will today begin two weeks of intensive training with the RNLI.
Tenby all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched at 8pm on Saturday 20 September after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call for assistance from a 20 foot speed boat with engine failure off Freshwater East.
The inshore lifeboat at New Quay responded to a call out from the Coastguard on Sunday, 21 September at 5.18pm to search for a man reported missing between New Quay Head and Cwmtydu.
Southend on sea’s RNLI search and rescue hovercraft was launched to reports of two teenage girls missing on mudflats after being enveloped by fog.
St Ives RNLI has smashed its fundraising target towards the cost of its new Shannon class lifeboat, raising an incredible £100,000 locally just 15 months after their appeal was launched.
Hartlepool RNLI’s volunteer crewmembers were called to rescue 3 fishermen after their boat was swamped by a wave and sank on Sunday 21 September 2014.
Paul Brace, who for years has literally come to grips with the twin outboard engines powering the RNLI’s Cowes inshore lifeboat, received an appropriate gift to mark his departure as joint mechanic: a spanner affixed to a specially crafted wooden base.
RNLI crew from London’s Tower lifeboat station saved a man’s life and carried out a daring rescue from beneath the London Eye during two call outs in the heart of the capital.
The Bowlers at Hollingbury Park Bowls Club have crowned the season by raising £875 for Brighton lifeboat station.
On Sunday September 21 at 2.45pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat with its volunteer crew, were tasked to an adult male surfer in difficulties, caught in a rip tide at Whitesands beach.
Supporters of the RNLI turned out in large numbers on Saturday (20 September) to welcome Lowestoft’s new Shannon-class lifeboat.
Following an alert by pager today 21/09/14 Arklow RNLI’s Lifeboat Ger Tigchleaar was launched within minutes to the aid of casualty vessel that was reported to be taking on water with 3 persons aboard.
At 11.46 hrs on Saturday 20 September 2014, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Seahouses lifeboats, following reports from a member of the public, for the concern for 4 paddle boarders in the south side of Beadnell Bay.
Barmouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat the ‘Moira Barrie’ launched on Friday 19th September to go to the aid of a fishing boat reported to be in difficulties one mile off Barmouth.
Dunmore East RNLI rescued a cow today (Saturday 20 September) after she fell off a cliff and became stranded.
RNLI lifeboat crews are committed to helping those in trouble at sea 24/7, their dedication to the charity is never questioned – even if the timing means leaving a family event.
The crew were paged at 11.13 am on Friday 19 September to assist with the medical evacuation of a workman on an offshore wind farm.
Rosslare Harbour RNLI towed an 8m motor cruiser which was stranded off the Wexford coast with three on board, to safety yesterday (Thursday 18 September).
Remember the Women’s Institute who mistakenly dressed up as pirates to welcome a guest speaker?
Lifeboat volunteers were called into action when fog prevented an air ambulance from reaching an Orkney island.
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