One life lost every 85 seconds: How can we break the global drowning cycle?
One life lost every 85 seconds: How can we break the global drowning cycle?
Feature  |  13 January 2017
One life lost every 85 seconds: How can we break the global drowning cycle?
In too many countries, drowning is the leading killer of children. It affects the poorest in our world first and worst: people caught in the rhythms of everyday life.

By Philly Byrde
Photo: RNLI/Mike Lavis
Winni and Daisy: Identical twins on
different lifeboat crews Read more
Feature  |  6 January 2017
Winni and Daisy: Identical twins on different lifeboat crews
Twins Winni and Daisy Jarvis volunteer as lifeboat crew members on the River Thames in London and in the Cornish town of St Ives.

Sir William Hillary: One man's lifesaving vision Read more
Feature  |  4 January 2017
Sir William Hillary: One man's lifesaving vision
Having witnessed firsthand how dangerous the water around our coasts can be, one man set out to save lives at sea.

By Rory Stamp
Born at sea: The babies who arrive
on lifeboats Read more
Feature  |  30 December 2016
Born at sea: The babies who arrive on lifeboats
The RNLI Oban rescue vessel isn’t only for saving lives. For some families, it’s where a new life begins. 

By Laura Rainbow
Storms, cargo ships, excited puppies: Your RNLI highlights of 2016 Read more
Rescue  |  29 December 2016
Storms, cargo ships, excited puppies: Your RNLI highlights of 2016
This morning, we’ve dug into our statistics and picked out some of the most popular RNLI stories of 2016 – the ones you read, commented on and shared.

By Mairéad Dwane
Swept out to sea: How training and dedication saved the
lives of two teenage boys Read more
Rescue  |  23 December 2016
Swept out to sea: How training and dedication saved the lives of two teenage boys
When two teenage boys found themselves drifting out to sea, they soon realised they were in real danger. With the tide going out and daylight fading fast, the boys would soon be swept out too far to get back to shore. Luckily for them, an off duty lifeboat crew member was close by.

By James Dwyer
Northern exposure: Saving lives in the wilds of Shetland Read more
Feature  |  16 December 2016
Northern exposure: Saving lives in the wilds of Shetland
What’s it like to volunteer at our most northerly station, Aith, on the Shetland Islands? On 20 June, Photographer Jack Lowe of the Lifeboat Station Project made the most of the midsummer light, while the crew spoke about life at 60° north.

By Mairéad Dwane
The legacy of the
Aldeburgh acorns: How one lifeboatman's superstition lives on Read more
Feature  |  7 December 2016
The legacy of the Aldeburgh acorns: How one lifeboatman's superstition lives on
Legend has it that carrying acorns will bring you good luck and longevity. Nowhere has belief in this superstition been so strong than at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station. Because for one Aldeburgh lifeboatman, the legend came true. 

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
Saving the Nafsiporos:
50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history Read more
Feature  |  1 December 2016
Saving the Nafsiporos: 50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history
Drifting in a raging storm in the middle of the Irish Sea, the crew of the stricken Greek freighter, Nafsiporos, feared they’d never see their families again. Now 50 years on, one of the sailors thanks the lifeboat crews who saved his life.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
A hat trick rescue: three Barmouth crews; three sailors; one capsized dinghy Read more
Rescue  |  25 November 2016
A hat trick rescue: three Barmouth crews; three sailors; one capsized dinghy
Struggling in the cold, dark sea, three football fans wondered if it was game over.

By Laura Rainbow
Winni and Daisy: Identical twins on
different lifeboat crews Read more
Feature  |  6 January 2017
Winni and Daisy: Identical twins on different lifeboat crews
Twins Winni and Daisy Jarvis volunteer as lifeboat crew members on the River Thames in London and in the Cornish town of St Ives.

Sir William Hillary: One man's lifesaving vision Read more
Feature  |  4 January 2017
Sir William Hillary: One man's lifesaving vision
Having witnessed firsthand how dangerous the water around our coasts can be, one man set out to save lives at sea.

By Rory Stamp
Born at sea: The babies who arrive
on lifeboats Read more
Feature  |  30 December 2016
Born at sea: The babies who arrive on lifeboats
The RNLI Oban rescue vessel isn’t only for saving lives. For some families, it’s where a new life begins. 

By Laura Rainbow
Storms, cargo ships, excited puppies: Your RNLI highlights of 2016 Read more
Rescue  |  29 December 2016
Storms, cargo ships, excited puppies: Your RNLI highlights of 2016
This morning, we’ve dug into our statistics and picked out some of the most popular RNLI stories of 2016 – the ones you read, commented on and shared.

By Mairéad Dwane
Swept out to sea: How training and dedication saved the
lives of two teenage boys Read more
Rescue  |  23 December 2016
Swept out to sea: How training and dedication saved the lives of two teenage boys
When two teenage boys found themselves drifting out to sea, they soon realised they were in real danger. With the tide going out and daylight fading fast, the boys would soon be swept out too far to get back to shore. Luckily for them, an off duty lifeboat crew member was close by.

By James Dwyer
Northern exposure: Saving lives in the wilds of Shetland Read more
Feature  |  16 December 2016
Northern exposure: Saving lives in the wilds of Shetland
What’s it like to volunteer at our most northerly station, Aith, on the Shetland Islands? On 20 June, Photographer Jack Lowe of the Lifeboat Station Project made the most of the midsummer light, while the crew spoke about life at 60° north.

By Mairéad Dwane
The legacy of the
Aldeburgh acorns: How one lifeboatman's superstition lives on Read more
Feature  |  7 December 2016
The legacy of the Aldeburgh acorns: How one lifeboatman's superstition lives on
Legend has it that carrying acorns will bring you good luck and longevity. Nowhere has belief in this superstition been so strong than at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station. Because for one Aldeburgh lifeboatman, the legend came true. 

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
Saving the Nafsiporos:
50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history Read more
Feature  |  1 December 2016
Saving the Nafsiporos: 50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history
Drifting in a raging storm in the middle of the Irish Sea, the crew of the stricken Greek freighter, Nafsiporos, feared they’d never see their families again. Now 50 years on, one of the sailors thanks the lifeboat crews who saved his life.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
A hat trick rescue: three Barmouth crews; three sailors; one capsized dinghy Read more
Rescue  |  25 November 2016
A hat trick rescue: three Barmouth crews; three sailors; one capsized dinghy
Struggling in the cold, dark sea, three football fans wondered if it was game over.

By Laura Rainbow

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