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Frankie is rescued by Penarth RNLI on her paddleboard
Frankie’s story: ‘I thought I was going to die’
When Frankie went paddleboarding with a friend, the conditions seemed perfect. But before long, she found herself caught in an offshore wind and dragged out to sea. Watch as she shares her story.
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Three crew members from Cleethorpes RNLI onboard their D class lifeboat
The amazing disappearing beach
Teenage friends relaxing on the beach at Cleethorpes had no idea the water was rising around them – until it was almost too late. 
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Three crew members from Campbeltown Lifeboat Station power through the waves on their inshore lifeboat
‘Somebody was looking down on him’
During the summer holidays, Gordon and his family took a trip to the beach. But an innocent paddle in the sea soon became a fight for survival.
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Tamar class lifeboat City of London III ploughs through crashing waves on the way back to Sennen Cove
Would you rather be cosy in bed or careering through waves?
It’s your choice. At 4.35am on a winter’s night, would you rather be tucked up in bed or tackling waves twice your height?
What would you do?

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Female crew member in all-weather lifeboat kit with a lifeboat in the background

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