Two windsurfers have been rescued off the coast of Portsmouth in strong winds. A member of an RNLI lifeboat crew spotted the pair during a training exercise. They were struggling to return to the beach against a strong wind and falling tide . The 2 men were suffering from hypothermia.
VIDEO: They've been involved in more than 2,000 rescues since they were set up more than 150 years ago but the crew of the Bembridge lifeboat on the Isle of Wight has come across one of its trickiest call-outs yet. Amanda Piper reports.
Garry Clark has been given one of the highest awards for gallantry. He was part of the Dungeness lifeboat crew called to rescue a stricken yacht in January. All the members of the crew have been recognised for their efforts. Iain McBride reports.
An empty rowing boat seen drifting 100 metres off Norman’s Bay prompted a major search by both Eastbourne lifeboats last night.
Having recovered the dinghy, and conducting a fruitless search, it was thought the dinghy had been washed from the beach in the high tides or cast adrift by vandals.
The missing person, it was decided, was a fale alarm.
Kerry Swain has been in Portsmouth, meeting lifeboat crews in need of vital volunteers. Numbers are so low during the day, they fear lives could be lost at sea.