What’s really involved in a tow?
What’s really involved in a tow?
Feature  |  12 September 2017
What’s really involved in a tow?
Our lifeboat crews are often called out to stricken boats that need to be towed to safety. This might sound straightforward, but sometimes these are gruellingly long journeys in ferocious weather. So, what does a tow really involve? 

By Nikki McMullen
Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard
Hunstanton tides cut family adventure short Read more
Rescue  |  4 September 2017
Hunstanton tides cut family adventure short
A family day out on the north Norfolk coast ends in near disaster when four young explorers fall foul of the tide. In a race against time, Hunstanton’s inshore rescue hovercraft comes to their aid.

By Robin Westcott
No way out: Trapped down a cliff on a cold winter’s
night Read more
Rescue  |  29 August 2017
No way out: Trapped down a cliff on a cold winter’s night
When keen hiker Sally failed to return home, her disappearance sparked a 17-hour search and rescue mission which eventually involved both Minehead lifeboats. Read about her rescue and miraculous survival.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
How do you choose a crew? Read more
Feature  |  23 August 2017
How do you choose a crew?
We’re often asked how lifeboat crew are picked for rescues and who takes responsibility for making those vital decisions. So we spoke to crew, station VIPs and other experts - and it seems the answer isn’t black and white.

By Jon Jones
Beep! Beep! Beep! 11 memorable RNLI pager moments Read more
Feature  |  21 August 2017
Beep! Beep! Beep! 11 memorable RNLI pager moments
We asked our brave lifeboat volunteers to tell us their most memorable pager stories and as you can imagine, there were quite a few. Here are 11 of their funny, awkward, and moving pager moments.

By James Dwyer
Children and drowning: Lifesaving lessons around the world Read more
Feature  |  17 August 2017
Children and drowning: Lifesaving lessons around the world
They say prevention is better than cure. See how the RNLI's drowning prevention work is helping communities at home and abroad save more lives by reaching children before they reach the water.

By Anna Burn
Caught
in a rip: The dad and daughter swept out to sea Read more
Rescue  |  4 August 2017
Caught in a rip: The dad and daughter swept out to sea
When Ben and his daughter were pulled out to sea by a rip current, he knew he’d have to act fast to save both their lives. The only problem was: he’d have to let go of her to put his plan into action. 

By Nikki McMullen
How to get out of a rip current Read more
Feature  |  28 July 2017
How to get out of a rip current
Rip currents are a major cause of accidental drowning all around the world and the top environmental cause of our lifeguard incidents. So what are rips, how can you spot them and - if you ever find yourself caught in one - what can you do? 

By Anna Burn
'A major tragedy averted': 30 saved from Kinsale shipwreck Read more
Rescue  |  24 July 2017
'A major tragedy averted': 30 saved from Kinsale shipwreck
This photograph captures the moment that our Kinsale and Courtmacsherry Harbour lifeboat volunteers saved 30 people from a sinking training vessel off the Cork coast.

By Rory Stamp
The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland Read more
Feature  |  21 July 2017
The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland
This summer, the RNLI has made a perfect match with the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) - Ireland's biggest sporting body.

By Mairéad Dwane
Hunstanton tides cut family adventure short Read more
Rescue  |  4 September 2017
Hunstanton tides cut family adventure short
A family day out on the north Norfolk coast ends in near disaster when four young explorers fall foul of the tide. In a race against time, Hunstanton’s inshore rescue hovercraft comes to their aid.

By Robin Westcott
No way out: Trapped down a cliff on a cold winter’s
night Read more
Rescue  |  29 August 2017
No way out: Trapped down a cliff on a cold winter’s night
When keen hiker Sally failed to return home, her disappearance sparked a 17-hour search and rescue mission which eventually involved both Minehead lifeboats. Read about her rescue and miraculous survival.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
How do you choose a crew? Read more
Feature  |  23 August 2017
How do you choose a crew?
We’re often asked how lifeboat crew are picked for rescues and who takes responsibility for making those vital decisions. So we spoke to crew, station VIPs and other experts - and it seems the answer isn’t black and white.

By Jon Jones
Beep! Beep! Beep! 11 memorable RNLI pager moments Read more
Feature  |  21 August 2017
Beep! Beep! Beep! 11 memorable RNLI pager moments
We asked our brave lifeboat volunteers to tell us their most memorable pager stories and as you can imagine, there were quite a few. Here are 11 of their funny, awkward, and moving pager moments.

By James Dwyer
Children and drowning: Lifesaving lessons around the world Read more
Feature  |  17 August 2017
Children and drowning: Lifesaving lessons around the world
They say prevention is better than cure. See how the RNLI's drowning prevention work is helping communities at home and abroad save more lives by reaching children before they reach the water.

By Anna Burn
Caught
in a rip: The dad and daughter swept out to sea Read more
Rescue  |  4 August 2017
Caught in a rip: The dad and daughter swept out to sea
When Ben and his daughter were pulled out to sea by a rip current, he knew he’d have to act fast to save both their lives. The only problem was: he’d have to let go of her to put his plan into action. 

By Nikki McMullen
How to get out of a rip current Read more
Feature  |  28 July 2017
How to get out of a rip current
Rip currents are a major cause of accidental drowning all around the world and the top environmental cause of our lifeguard incidents. So what are rips, how can you spot them and - if you ever find yourself caught in one - what can you do? 

By Anna Burn
'A major tragedy averted': 30 saved from Kinsale shipwreck Read more
Rescue  |  24 July 2017
'A major tragedy averted': 30 saved from Kinsale shipwreck
This photograph captures the moment that our Kinsale and Courtmacsherry Harbour lifeboat volunteers saved 30 people from a sinking training vessel off the Cork coast.

By Rory Stamp
The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland Read more
Feature  |  21 July 2017
The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland
This summer, the RNLI has made a perfect match with the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) - Ireland's biggest sporting body.

By Mairéad Dwane

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