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Why are lifeboats orange?
It’s hard to miss an RNLI lifeboat – big, bold, orange. But have you ever wondered why they’re that colour? Find out with our latest video:
Find out why
The United Nations General Assembly
UN adopts Resolution on Drowning Prevention
The UN has acknowledged drowning as an important international issue, and set out actions that every country should take to prevent this unnecessary loss of life.
See what this means
Lifeguard Hannah Fieldhouse patrolling onboard a rescue watercraft (RWC) at Boscombe beach in Dorset
20 skills of RNLI lifeguards
Many of us rely on lifeguards to keep our families safe at the seaside. Today, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the service, we highlight 20 skills of our trusty lifeguards.
Find out what it takes
The crew at Hoylake, next to their hovercraft, covered in mud
Hoylake: When every second counts
With two dog walkers stuck in the mud, and the water rising fast around them, our hovercraft crew at Hoylake knew they were in a race against time.
Read the rescue story

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