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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?
A crowd gathers around the wreck of the Arbroath lifeboat Robert Lindsay as it lies on rocks where it was washed ashore
Disaster at Arbroath
On 27 October 1953, six brave Arbroath lifeboat crew members lost their lives after their lifeboat capsized
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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.
Read their story
A woman in a striped top stands next to the lifeboat dock at the RNLI College
Float To Live: Tina’s Story
When Tina was swept out to sea further than she could swim back, she was in real danger. But then she remembered to Float to Live.
Hear her story

Latest lifeboat launches

Men on shore prepare to haul the lifeboat Elizabeth and Albina Whitley onto a Yorkshire beach.

RNLI 200th anniversary

2024 sees the RNLI commemorate 200 years of lifesaving. Find out how you can help us celebrate this incredible milestone.