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Inside the summer issue
When it comes to making our waters safer, everyone can play their part
Watching the Cox's Bazar lifeguards receive their awards in December, it struck me that this could have been any lifeguard club back home - give or take the odd rickshaw zipping past. The boards hanging on the walls, the surf competition photos, letters of thanks - here's one more group of people making every life count in their community.
Around the UK, Ireland, and beyond, people are coming together to save more lives. Rescues from Lerwick, Trearddur Bay and Galway show the value of volunteer crews' local expertise. We look at an exciting new partnership with the Gaelic Athletic Association that will reinforce our Respect the Water campaign in Irish communities. And there's a new feature that celebrates the unsung heroes in our fundraising teams.
As I edit Lifeboat for the first time, it's also heartening to read about Richard Lewis, who not only turned the RNLI around in the 1850s, but also founded the magazine that you're reading today.
Thank you for everything you do to help save lives at sea. Enjoy your magazine, and have a wonderful and safe summer.
'She went quick'
With a trawler in trouble off a remote archipelago in Shetland, Lerwick lifeboat crew would need to pull on insider knowledge and all their experience if they were to get the five fishermen to safety.
Can't wait for your copy of Lifeboat to arrive? Read thrilling rescue stories in Magazine - our section of the RNLI website dedicated to telling our stories in greater detail.
This summer, the RNLI has made a perfect match with the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) - Ireland's biggest sporting body. Both organisations rely on the commitment and dedication of community volunteers, and there are plenty of local links already, as we found out in one parish in west Cork.
Back from the brink
In 1850, a dynamic new secretary arrived at the RNLI who, with the help of his colleagues, took a floundering, failing organisation to the thriving and innovative RNLI we know today. Meet Richard Lewis - an unsung hero.
Read more interviews, rescues and features in the summer edition of Lifeboat and over at our web magazine.
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