Plymouth RNLI has named its new boat after the woman who funded it through a generous donation in her legacy.Read the full story ›
Rescue services say they received a call from a farmer saying one of his cattle was on the end of a cliff.Read the full story ›
The volunteers have officially been working alongside the RNLI to help save stranded swimmers and have saved more than 230 lives.Read the full story ›
The charity is urging people to share their advice so that lives can be saved during one of their busiest times of year.Read the full story ›
Rachel and Adam were caught out by the incoming tide and got into trouble. Luckily a lifeguard spotted them in the water.Read the full story ›
Lives were potentially put at risk in Devon after a vital part of a rescue boat was taken from an RNLI storage unit.
The unit at Bigbury-on-Sea was locked by lifeguards who finished their beach patrols at 6pm. It's believed it was then broken into around 11pm.
"We take great pride in our work and the equipment we use to keep beachgoers around the coast safe.
Our inshore rescue boats allow our lifeguards to respond quickly to rescue people in trouble at sea and it’s a real shame that the engine to this vital piece of kit has been taken.
Thankfully we’ve been able to keep our inshore rescue boat on service and our patrols have not been affected. We’d like to thank the local community for all of their support."
The charity’s lifeguards across the south west dealt with 7,982 incidents, assisting 10,080 people in 2017.
It was named 'the Gladys Hilda Mustoe' in honour of a late patron of the charity, who left them with a donation to pay for the boat.Read the full story ›
Volunteer crews were called out on Saturday to save a speedboat that ran aground on sand flats in the River Exe. No one had life jacketsRead the full story ›
The Weston-super-Mare RNLI crew has rescued six people off Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Island in the last two weeks.Read the full story ›
The brothers from Bristol were fishing off rocks at Treyarnon Bay when they were swept out to sea and drowned by accident.Read the full story ›