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About us

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea
We provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service.
With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, we are committed to saving lives.

Lifeboats for all seasons and conditions

Meet the fleet
Rescuing 24 people a day
Rescuing 22 people a day
200 United Kingdom and Channel Island beaches are patrolled by RNLI Lifeguards

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

See how we train