Walmer and Dover RNLI lifeboats rescue 34 teenagers and 2 adults

Three RNLI lifeboats from Dover and Walmer RNLI were tasked by the Coastguard at approximately 9.26pm on Monday 6 June to search for a large group of missing children and two adults.

The group of 34 teenagers and 2 adults from London were rescued after reporting themselves lost during a coastal walk on a beach in the vicinity of St Margaret’s Bay and Dover Harbour.

Video taken on board Walmer RNLI's inshore lifeboat

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.