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One year on from the start of lockdown the RNLI looks back at a difficult year for us all
One Year On
A year after the lockdowns began, the RNLI reflects on what has been a strange and difficult time for us all
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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
Lytham St Annes crew members Vinni Pedley, Tony Cox and Mike Gee hit the beach in their in all-weather kit.
Six steps to rescue
You’ve seen and read about dramatic rescues carried out by our volunteers – a battle with wind and waves, the moment they snatched someone to safety. But how does a rescue mission come together in the first place, and what happens behind the scenes? We explain the vital first six steps in any lifeboat rescue:
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