Meet Kim - the mermaid saving lives in Portsmouth Read more
31 October 2017
Meet Kim - the mermaid saving lives in Portsmouth
As a child, Kim Dugan wanted to be a mermaid. Now that she’s senior lifeguard, crew member and one of the stars of Saving Lives at Sea, Kim’s practically living the dream.

By Bethany Hope
6 Blue Peter moments we
made earlier Read more
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
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
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
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
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
How do you choose a crew? Read more
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
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
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
How to get out of a rip current Read more
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
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