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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Over 10,000 reasons to
    respect the water

    Last year our lifeboat crews and lifeguards braved stormy seas, rough weather and rip currents to rescue 10,083 people.

    That's why we're urging people to think ahead and never underestimate the strength and power of the sea.

    See our 2014 rescue round-up
    St Agnes volunteers in their D class inshore lifeboat Blue Peter IV heading through a breaking wave
  • A race against
    the tide

    At just 17, New Quay Crew Member Tom Evans proved his courage and selflessness on his first shout last year when he helped rescue a young girl trapped inside sea defence rocks.

    Read and watch
    Eira, the young girl trapped in between the sea defence rocks at Aberaeron
  • Do you
    respect the water?

    With over 190 years of lifesaving experience and innovations, we aim to save more lives at sea by preventing people from getting into trouble in the first place.

    Small things can make a big difference to your safety and enjoyment.

    Learn more
    Huge wave breaking over the headland at Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station during a storm
  • 'It's all right buddy, I've got you'

    When a young bodyboarder was rescued from a strong rip current off Crooklets Beach in Bude last Summer, the video of his rescue by RNLI Lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown went viral.

    Watch it here
    RNLI Lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown rescues a young bodyboarder from a powerful rip current
  • An innovation that lives on

    We've been saving lives on the Thames since 2002 and today Tower is our busiest lifeboat station, launching 543 times last year.

    Our E class lifeboat is the fastest in our fleet and was specially designed to meet the demands of the busy river.

    Watch a day in the life
    Tower lifeboat crew aboard their E class lifeboat Hurley Burley
Over 10,000 reasons to
respect the water
See our 2014 rescue round-up

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Blackpool RNLI volunteers take part in multi agency search

25 January 2015

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