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  • You’re caught in a rip current – what do you do?

    Luckily when a young bodyboarder got caught in a strong rip current last Summer, he was on a lifeguarded beach.

    RNLI Lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown, who went to his rescue, explains what happened and what to do if you get caught out.

    RNLI Lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown rescues a young bodyboarder from a powerful rip current
  • Get Beach Smart for Summer

    Would your young ones know what to do if they got into trouble in the surf?

    With our free Hold Tight, Hand Up! safety pack they’ll learn how to stay safe in no time.

    And pick up some great tips on catching those waves!

    Claim your free pack
    Beach Smart teaches children how to be awesome in the waves and stay safe
You’re caught in a rip current – what do you do?

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Build for a lifesaving future

Every volunteer crew member is counting on your help this Christmas.



Where does your money go?

Where does your money go pie chart 83p/83c

in every pound/euro donated goes to the rescue service


in every pound/euro donated is reinvested to generate more funds.


Blackpool RNLI volunteers rescue woman cut off by tide

30 June 2015

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The Lifeboat Book

View and buy nowThe Lifeboat Book

Shorething! 7–14 year olds

The RNLI’s site for young people is crammed full of activities, games and videos.

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Latest lifeboat launches

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Latest launches

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