Castletownbere's 12-hour mission to stranded sailor in severe gale Read more
4 November 2016
Castletownbere's 12-hour mission to stranded sailor in severe gale
Lifeboat volunteers face an exhausting 12-hour shift when a yachtsman is stranded 50 miles off the coast in appalling weather. 

By Jon Jones
Isles of Scilly: Retired coxswain back in rescue action as four go overboard Read more
21 October 2016
Isles of Scilly: Retired coxswain back in rescue action as four go overboard
You never forget your RNLI training. When Scilly boatman and retired lifeboat Coxswain Andy Howells saw a boat capsize with four people onboard, he knew exactly what to do.

By Robin Westcott
‘It felt like trying to find a needle in a haystack’ Read more
14 October 2016
‘It felt like trying to find a needle in a haystack’
Skipper Alan Birkett set out on an overnight fishing trip to the Isle of Man with his son and a friend. But when they fell violently ill, their getaway turned into a rescue mission involving a ferry, a helicopter and three lifeboats.

By Anna Burn
'I don't want to die' Read more
16 September 2016
'I don't want to die'
On one of the hottest weekends of the summer, when seven lives were tragically lost around our coast, it was a different story on Littlehampton Beach.

By Anna Burn
All hands to the pump Read more
8 September 2016
All hands to the pump
With a small angling boat rapidly taking on water in the North Sea, it took the combined skills of three lifeboat crews to save the vessel and the eight men onboard.

By Philly Byrde
The
18-hour rescue mission Read more
2 September 2016
The 18-hour rescue mission
When Islay lifeboat crew launched to a yachtsman in treacherous seas and force 11 winds, they couldn’t have known that their courage would result in a life saved that night - or a Medal for Gallantry.

By Jasmin Downs
First shout for
Newquay’s third generation Read more
27 July 2016
First shout for Newquay’s third generation
Shaunna Broderick can be seen on the BBC’s Saving Lives at Sea documentary talking about her family tradition with the RNLI. But, as the third generation to join the crew at Newquay, Shaunna had a frustrating wait to get out on her first shout.

By Jack Barclay
Rogue horses, runaway
cows and salty sea dogs: Seven of the best RNLI animal rescues Read more
13 July 2016
Rogue horses, runaway cows and salty sea dogs: Seven of the best RNLI animal rescues
From overexcited dogs to rogue cows – our crews are called out to all kinds of hairy and furry situations.

By Jack Barclay
Bournemouth: Swimmer under pier
pressure Read more
8 July 2016
Bournemouth: Swimmer under pier pressure
When a swimmer drew close to a pier at a Dorset beach, lifeguards moved quickly to warn him of the dangers – but they soon found he needed more than advice.

By Rory Stamp
The
jump: Trawlermen forced to abandon ship in Kinsale Read more
1 July 2016
The jump: Trawlermen forced to abandon ship in Kinsale
Jonathan Connor was spending his Sunday evening studying. The trainee crew member was at Kinsale Lifeboat Station, working on an RNLI course, when he heard a message on the radio – a 20m trawler had been forced onto rocks and was speaking with the Coast Guard. 

By Mairéad Dwane
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