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Two crew members from Fowey RNLI in their inshore lifeboat
Stuck on the rocks
What would you do if you saw your 13-year old daughter pulled out to sea on an inflatable paddleboard? 
What would you do?
New Brighton’s Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat
Courage and skill by the sea wall
New Brighton lifeboat crew were put to the test by huge waves, near-gale gusts – and multiple souls in need of saving.
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The beach at Portrush, with a calm, blue sea, a stretch of golden sand, and backed by white cliffs
In a flash: Caught in a rip current
When a family of three are caught out by a rip current, quick-thinking lifeguards rush to the rescue.
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The back of an RNLI lifeguard, looking out to sea. He is wearing a red fleece with a yellow rescue tube over his shoulder and is standing next to a red and yellow flag.
An epic paddle to save eight swimmers swept out to sea
A fun day at the coast could have ended in tragedy for eight teenage friends. Little did they know that their decision to swim in between the red and yellow flags on a lifeguarded beach would save two of the girls’ lives.
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D class inshore lifeboat launches from a tractor into heavy surf

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