When the cliff
collapsed: A multi-agency mission
When the cliff
collapsed: A multi-agency mission
Rescue  |  18 October 2017
When the cliff collapsed: A multi-agency mission
Wednesday 21 June was an exceptionally hot, calm day – the warmest June day in decades. Little did the beach-goers know, a dramatic cliff fall was about to interrupt their pleasant afternoon.

By Nikki McMullen
Photo: Eddie Mitchell
Pete 'the Mud' Slidel Read more
Feature  |  17 October 2017
Pete 'the Mud' Slidel
When three people got stuck in the mud at Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth Lifeboat Station’s Helm Pete Slidel was the station’s secret weapon. Learn more about him.

By Anna Burn
6 Blue Peter moments we
made earlier Read more
Feature  |  12 October 2017
6 Blue Peter moments we made earlier
Fifty years ago, the very first Blue Peter lifeboats went to their new homes. As this much-loved children’s TV show turns 60 this month, we delve into the RNLI archives to celebrate half a century of flying the flag together.

By Philly Byrde
The
RNLI and me: Guy Martin Read more
Feature  |  10 October 2017
The RNLI and me: Guy Martin
Motorcycle racer and TV star mechanic Guy Martin had barely dried out from our sea survival pool when we nabbed him for a chat.

Chris Walker, Tower Read more
Feature  |  3 October 2017
Chris Walker, Tower
The nature of the river and the city means that things are done slightly differently on the Thames, but the RNLI spirit remains the same, as Helm Chris Walker explains.

Surf lifesaving: Creating lifesavers through
sport Read more
Feature  |  25 September 2017
Surf lifesaving: Creating lifesavers through sport
How one RNLI lifeguard used his passion and skill at surf lifesaving to save a boy’s life.

By James Dwyer
What’s really involved in a tow? Read more
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
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
Pete 'the Mud' Slidel Read more
Feature  |  17 October 2017
Pete 'the Mud' Slidel
When three people got stuck in the mud at Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth Lifeboat Station’s Helm Pete Slidel was the station’s secret weapon. Learn more about him.

By Anna Burn
6 Blue Peter moments we
made earlier Read more
Feature  |  12 October 2017
6 Blue Peter moments we made earlier
Fifty years ago, the very first Blue Peter lifeboats went to their new homes. As this much-loved children’s TV show turns 60 this month, we delve into the RNLI archives to celebrate half a century of flying the flag together.

By Philly Byrde
The
RNLI and me: Guy Martin Read more
Feature  |  10 October 2017
The RNLI and me: Guy Martin
Motorcycle racer and TV star mechanic Guy Martin had barely dried out from our sea survival pool when we nabbed him for a chat.

Chris Walker, Tower Read more
Feature  |  3 October 2017
Chris Walker, Tower
The nature of the river and the city means that things are done slightly differently on the Thames, but the RNLI spirit remains the same, as Helm Chris Walker explains.

Surf lifesaving: Creating lifesavers through
sport Read more
Feature  |  25 September 2017
Surf lifesaving: Creating lifesavers through sport
How one RNLI lifeguard used his passion and skill at surf lifesaving to save a boy’s life.

By James Dwyer
What’s really involved in a tow? Read more
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
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

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