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Welcome to the RNLI

  • British and Irish waters are dangerously unpredictable

    Over 200 people die accidentally each year in British and Irish waters.

    More than half of those who drowned in the UK didn’t even plan to get wet.

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    Experience the power of the water for yourself
  • 'I don’t want to die like this'

    When Uzma Khan went for an evening stroll along Blackpool Beach, she was unaware of the sea closing in around her until it was too late.

    Now she wants everyone to know about the dangers of being cut off by the tide and how to reduce the risks.

    Watch Uzma's dramatic rescue
    Uzma Khan recalls the moment she almost drowned after getting cut off by the tide
  • How to
    Respect the Water

    Knowing the unpredictability of water could save your life.

    With your help, we aim to halve coastal drownings in the UK and Ireland by 2024.

    Find out about the dangers so that you can stay safe and enjoy the coast.

    Understand the risks
    Be aware of the dangers of the coastline and the water
  • Off to the beach?

    Make sure it's a lifeguarded one.

    Waves, tides and hidden currents can drag you out to sea in seconds.

    Understanding these hidden dangers and visiting a lifeguarded beach will help to keep you safe.

    Have fun and stay safe
    A family of bodyboarders running into the sea
  • Surf's up

    If you're an experienced surfer, you'll already have a healthy respect for the water.

    But it’s always good to remind yourself and others how to surf safe.

    Top tips on surfing safety
    Surfers at Fistral Beach in Cornwall
  • Stay safe on
    your SUP

    Whether you enjoy stand up paddleboarding (SUP) for fun, fitness or as a serious sport, check out our safety tips for staying safe on the water.

    Top tips on paddleboarding safety
    Stand up paddleboarders in the surf. Photo: Philip Bird LRPS CPAGB
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03 August 2015

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