Hunstanton tides cut family adventure short Read more
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
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
Caught
in a rip: The dad and daughter swept out to sea Read more
4 August 2017
Caught in a rip: The dad and daughter swept out to sea
When Ben and his daughter were pulled out to sea by a rip current, he knew he’d have to act fast to save both their lives. The only problem was: he’d have to let go of her to put his plan into action. 

By Nikki McMullen
'A major tragedy averted': 30 saved from Kinsale shipwreck Read more
24 July 2017
'A major tragedy averted': 30 saved from Kinsale shipwreck
This photograph captures the moment that our Kinsale and Courtmacsherry Harbour lifeboat volunteers saved 30 people from a sinking training vessel off the Cork coast.

By Rory Stamp
'She went quick': Lerwick trawlermen jump for their lives Read more
7 July 2017
'She went quick': Lerwick trawlermen jump for their lives
With a trawler in trouble off a remote archipelago in Shetland, Lerwick lifeboat crew would need to pull on insider knowledge and all their experience if they were to get the five fishermen to safety.

By Jon Jones
How to make Fistral a safer surfspot, all year
round Read more
26 May 2017
How to make Fistral a safer surfspot, all year round
A community scheme to help save lives when lifeguards aren’t on duty proved crucial in December when a surfer suffered a serious injury.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
Beating the odds: Kayaker
survives fall into a cold sea Read more
12 May 2017
Beating the odds: Kayaker survives fall into a cold sea
When Youghal lifeboat crew were paged to a man in the sea with a kayak, struggling to swim back to shore, they knew they didn't have much time.

By Robin Westcott
'Thank you for rescuing us!' say family cut off by the tide Read more
28 April 2017
'Thank you for rescuing us!' say family cut off by the tide
When sisters Emily and Lydia from Chester visited Newborough Beach in North Wales on a blustery February day they had no idea they'd end their trip on a lifeboat - especially as they hadn't even been in the water! 

By Anna Burn
Freezing and paralysed: Skerries race to the rescue of a hypothermic swimmer Read more
17 March 2017
Freezing and paralysed: Skerries race to the rescue of a hypothermic swimmer
When Skerries sea-swimmer Sean O'Kelly became hypothermic during a swim around Colt Island, he didn’t quite believe it. 'I could hear a voice saying: "Are you alright?"' he recalls. 'I kept saying: "Yeah" - but I wasn’t.'

By Anna Burn
Lost at sea: One diver's tale of faith and courage Read more
15 February 2017
Lost at sea: One diver's tale of faith and courage
When diver Paul Gibson became separated from his buddy and his boat, a major search and rescue operation ensued. Paul tells us what happened that day and how faith in his personal locator beacon gave him the courage to survive.

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