People across Cumbria and the south of Scotland are being urged to join the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
The RNLI is launching a recruitment drive for volunteer crew members and fundraisers.
They will join teams at lifeboat stations in Silloth, St Bees, Workington, Kippford and Kirkcudbright, and the charity will provide full training.
A 65-year-old woman fell and broke her leg after slipping down cliffs near St Abbs on Wednesday afternoon.
Due to the difficult location of the casualty, just south of Horsecastle Bay, both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were called out.
They joined police and paramedics who were already on the scene, before assisting the woman back to shore.
She was then transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.
Multiple emergency service crews were called to rescue an injured male in severe foggy conditions at Fleswick Bay on Sunday.Read the full story ›
Lifeboats at the Eyemouth RNLI station have had two call outs in the last 12 hours.
First, the two-man crew of a ten-metre fishing boat, Amathus, had to call for help after the boat developed engine problems around 15 miles to the north east of the town.
The Eyemouth lifeboat reached it at around 10pm, and towed it back to harbour.
Less than 12 hours later both Eyemouth lifeboats were called just after 8am this morning, to help a casualty who had fallen 10 metres while walking along the cliffs at Eyemouth golf course.
The casualty was transferred by stretcher from the shoreline to one of the lifeboats, and was taken back to Eyemouth Harbour.
The casualty was then airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Eyemouth lifeboat station has two lifeboats because the RNLI recently closed a lifeboat station at St Abbs, just along the coast - a decision that was met with controversy.
SNP MP Calum Kerr has spoken of his disappointment at the closure of St Abbs Lifeboat Station, today.
It was closed by the RNLI, because the group says the area of coast can be covered by positioning an extra inshore lifeboat at Eyemouth, which is a better use of resources.
Mr Kerr has also praised campaigners, for their fight to keep it open.
I'm hugely disappointed that the RNLI wouldn't reconsider their decision to withdraw the lifeboat service at St Abbs.
However, local people mounted a fantastic and spirited campaign, with the crew themselves continuing to answer calls and save lives even with the closure hanging over them. They deserve our huge thanks and respect.
We did all we could. Our MSP Paul Wheelhouse and I wrote to all the trustees - the only people who could have reversed the decision. Sadly, they weren't persuaded.
Everyone who took part in the campaign should feel proud of themselves. They may not have won, but they have displayed a community spirit and tenacity which is dignified and generous.
In that sense, they've scored a victory, and St Abbs and the Borders are better for it.”
The RNLI says it's aware of the impact the closure will have on the community, but has defended the decision.Read the full story ›
RNLI officials will today arrive in St Abbs, to close the fishing village's lifeboat station.
There have been strong protests against the decision, and a 13,000-strong petition was handed in to the RNLI's base, in Poole, last week.
Campaigners say the area is popular with divers, fishermen and people taking part in watersports, and that the closure could cost lives.
But the RNLI has defended the decision, saying it's about making the best use of resources.
Residents of a coastal village in the Scottish Borders are making plans to set up their own lifeboat station after the service provided by the RNLI comes to an end today.
Volunteers in St. Abbs say the charity's decision to shut down the 100 year old station could cost lives.
The RNLI say they will provide an extra boat from Eyemouth.
A fisherman who got into difficulty off the Berwickhire coast was rescued by the St Abbs lifeboat.
The St Abbs station in the Borders which is set to close next month were alerted of a man drifting out to sea in an inflatable ring who had been caught in a five knot tide.
The fisherman, who was equipped with an VHR radio, fins and a paddle got into difficulty as he rounded West Hurkur.
Using his VHR radio he called the Aberdeen Coastguard who raised the alarm and sent out the St Abbs Lifeboat at 19:55 on Wednesday 5 August.
The fisherman was rescued by the lifeboat close to the Glanmire wreck.
The RNLI has confirmed the 104-year-old St Abbs station will close on Tuesday, September 8, and the lifeboat removed.
However, the move has attracted widespread opposition with more than 5,000 names collected.
To read more on the imminent St Abbs closure and the public campaign to keep it open click the links below.
A Scottish Borders lifeboat station will close in September.
The RNLI today announced that the station in St Abbs, which has been in existence for more than a hundred years, will shut on the eighth of September despite a local campaign to keep it open. The RNLI says its station at Eyemouth, two miles away, can cover the area effectively with the addition of a new inshore lifeboat.