Silloth Lifeboat Station

Silloth Lifeboat Station

Silloth Lifeboat Station operates from a newly built boathouse on the site of the original Victorian lifeboat station. It’s located on the north-west coast of England in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Silloth Lifeboat Station

12.58pm 14 July 2018
10.33am 13 June 2018
9.07am 8 March 2018
9.06am 8 March 2018
9.05am 8 March 2018
5.06pm 3 February 2018
10.44am 3 February 2018
1.34am 3 January 2018
7.28pm 11 July 2017
3.40pm 11 July 2017
5.26pm 26 May 2017
10.20am 6 May 2017
10.18am 6 May 2017
10.13am 6 May 2017
1.06am 12 March 2017
12.47am 12 March 2017
3.25pm 9 December 2016
5.24pm 15 September 2016
1.24pm 4 September 2016

Today's weather

20°C Rain
Min: 17°C
Max: 20°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Silloth Lifeboat Station
The Boathouse
Lawn Terrace
Silloth
Wigton
CA7 4AW

Station phone number

01697 331691

Accessibility

Parking
Disabled Parking

Visiting times

Sunday 10am-12pm
If you wish to visit at another time, please contact the station.

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News and media from Silloth Lifeboat Station

Silloth RNLI lifeboat in dramatic rescue of non-swimmer trapped on vehicle roof
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Silloth RNLI lifeboat in dramatic rescue of non-swimmer trapped on vehicle roof
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Silloth RNLI lifeboat in dramatic rescue of non swimmer trapped on vehicle roof
Silloth RNLI, Maryport rescue, Maryport coastguard and Cumbria police were requested by Belfest coastguard at 10.41am to reports of a women stranded in a submerged vehicle on the beach between Beckfoot and Mawbray. Silloth crew launched at 10.46am and made way to the scene. Up on arrival, the crew could see the casualty on top of a vehicle, they quickly established a safe route around the car in order to rescue the casualty. Crew members entered the water to reposition the casualty in order for the lifeboat to recover the lady, who could not swim. Shore crew who were on scene at the beach requested North west ambulance service through Belfast coastguard. The casualty had been treated for mild hypothermia by crew and fortunately she had no other injuries. The casualty was returned to Silloth RNLI station to await a pending ambulance who checked her over and gave her the all clear. 

Senior Helmsman, Steve Henderson said “The lady was very lucky, especially with the fast incoming tide. If it had been a few later we could have been looking at a different outcome. Defiantly a life saved by all involved.”
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Silloth RNLI lifeboat in dramatic rescue of non swimmer trapped on vehicle roof
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Soup sandwiches and a good crack.
Lifeboats from St Bees, Workington and Silloth as well Maryport Resuce arrive at Whitehaven Harbour
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Soup sandwiches and a good crack.
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RNLI Flood Rescue Team in training ahead of winter months
The RNLI Cumbria Community Flood Team practising wading in flowing water as part of the weekend's training exercise.
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RNLI Flood Rescue Team in training ahead of winter months
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