Sea safety around the coast helping to save lives at sea
As the winter weather arrives and sea temperatures drop, remember this key advice to keep you alive.
The RNLI are the charity who saves lives at sea and are on call 24/7 365 days a year. To call for help from the RNLI, call the coastguard on 999.
Rock volunteer lifeboat crew launched recently to reports of a dog in need of rescuing, thankfully once on scene the call was a false alarm with good intention, if you are unsure, it is always better to call it in than not.
If you are walking dogs on cliff tops please remember to keep them on a lead. If your dog enters the water and is in trouble please do not enter the water, call for help and try to keep a visual on the dog from the safety of land.
If you find yourself in the water, remember to float to live and call for help, more information on this can be found at www.rnli.org.uk
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 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
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries