A race against time: ‘We had just minutes to get there’ Read more
18 June 2018
A race against time: ‘We had just minutes to get there’
Stranded in rising water while trying to fetch her dog, Caroline could only call 999 and hope that help would make it in time.

By Mark Scott
Kiss of life: A father and son’s near-drowning experience Read more
16 May 2018
Kiss of life: A father and son’s near-drowning experience
When Firefighter Paul and his 13-year-old son set off on a kayaking trip from Lligwy Beach on Anglesey, he had no idea they’d find themselves fighting for their lives.

By Anna Burn
Cornwall rock fall Read more
1 March 2018
Cornwall rock fall
Heading for the beach, Liz Clark was expecting sun, sand and family fun – not a helicopter ride to hospital. Read about the rescue.

Dismasted on Loch Ness Read more
19 February 2018
Dismasted on Loch Ness
Two panicked families, a crew member’s first shout, and a slowly cooking crumble. Life on Loch Ness is never dull when you wear RNLI yellow

By Mark Scott
Tombstoner
at Flamborough cliffs Read more
19 January 2018
Tombstoner at Flamborough cliffs
Would you jump off a cliff if your friends told you to? That’s exactly what one man did in October at a notorious part of the East Yorkshire coast. 

By Bethany Hope
On the ropes: Tangled kitesurfer rescued by Porthcawl RNLI Read more
11 December 2017
On the ropes: Tangled kitesurfer rescued by Porthcawl RNLI
A kitesurfer, tangled in his lines, was drifting out to sea. He was dangerously close to jagged rocks and was about to take desperate measures

By Bethany Hope
Storm drama in the
Irish Sea Read more
1 December 2017
Storm drama in the Irish Sea
As a coastal community braces itself for Storm Ophelia, three sailors and eight lifeboat crew get into a race against time.

By Robin Westcott
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
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