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.
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?
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.
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?