Rescue of the Green Lily Read more
6 November 2017
Rescue of the Green Lily
In 1997, Lerwick lifeboat crew were involved in one of the most dramatic rescues in RNLI history. A story of triumph and tragedy, 20 years on we retell the story.

War of the workhorses: B class vs D class lifeboats Read more
31 October 2017
War of the workhorses: B class vs D class lifeboats
Between them, the RNLI’s B and D class lifeboats launched more times in 2016 than the rest of the fleet put together. But which of these high performers is top of the class?

By Bethany Hope
Exmouth: That sinking feeling Read more
19 October 2017
Exmouth: That sinking feeling
Sometimes you can do everything right and the sea will still find a way to catch you out. 

By Jon Jones
When the cliff
collapsed: A multi-agency mission Read more
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
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
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