Walmer and Dover RNLI lifeboats rescue 34 teenagers and 2 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.