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An RNLI inshore D class lifeboat in rough seas with three crew aboard, two lean out to reach for a child in the water on the port side of the lifeboat
Watch the moment a girl’s life is saved
Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteers rescue a child from rough seas.
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Yarmouth’s Severn class lifeboat passes by The Needles. There is one crew member at the front of the boat on the lower deck, and five crew looking out from the upper deck.
‘It was like looking for a needle in a haystack’
When two paddleboarders go missing, seven lifeboats launch to their rescue. Will the crews find them before darkness falls?
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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?
Stephen Manson, an all-weather lifeboat crew member, smiles at the camera next to a dock
A battle against the storm
7 crew members. 16 hours at sea. Force 10 winds. 3 lives saved.
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In a emergency at the coast, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

D class inshore lifeboat launches from a tractor into heavy surf

True stories of courage

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